Former Irish International David Langford Smith has accepted the position of Leinster Lightning selector.

He will follow in the footsteps of fellow Merrion man Jeff Short who vacated the position last month.

'Lanky' as he is affectionately known hails from Sydney and is a naturalised Irish man who played in the famous St Patrick's day win over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup.

The opening bowler played 43 times for Ireland in total taking 65 wickets.

He brings a raft of experience to the Lightning selection panel where he will join Conor Armstrong, George Dockrell, Mark Jones and Head Coach Albert van der Merwe. 

"I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to get involved with Leinster Lightning and looking to help out where I can not just in a selectorial capacity."

Lightning start their interpro campaign with a home three-day game against NW Warriors at Oak Hill next Tuesday.