Somerset batter Andrew Umeed has been selected in the Scotland Cricket squad for the upcoming tour of the UAE in February and March.

Head of Performance, Steve Snell said: “Andy Umeed has a very strong connection with the national setup, even though he hasn’t played for Scotland for some time. He’s a player of fine pedigree, and his performances last season for Somerset were outstanding in white-ball cricket. He’s keen to get involved and excited to represent his country, so it’s great for both parties.

“This tour is a great opportunity for our players to go out and compete in a variety of formats, and the selection has been about trying to find a balance, firstly between producing our strongest possible performances in the first round of CWCL2 matches, and secondly on having an eye on future demands."

Andrew returns to the squad after a successful 2023 season with Somerset which saw him amass over 600 runs in eight Metro Bank One Day Cup matches at an average 87.57 with a best of 172 not out against Derbyshire.

The tour will consist of four ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 fixtures against Canada and the UAE, followed by three T20 internationals against the UAE.

Two squads have been picked to compete across the multiple formats.