South African-born Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne will play for Glamorgan during the first half of the English county season.
Labuschagne has played five Tests since October 2018’s debut – and is in contention for Australia’s squad for the Ashes series in the United Kingdom later this year.
‘I’ve always wanted to play county cricket and test myself in different conditions and a new environment, so I’m delighted to sign for Glamorgan,’ said Labuschagne.
‘I understand it was a difficult season last year for the club, but hopefully I can hit the ground running and put in some good performances to get us off to a winning start.
‘I’ve heard great things about the club from a few of the players I already know, and I’m really looking forward to teaming up with my new teammates, including Charlie Hemphrey, who I’ve played with at Queensland over the last few seasons.
‘It would be wonderful to make a genuine difference to the club both on and off the field.’
Glamorgan’s opening 2019 County Championship Division Two fixture will be against Middlesex, starting on 5 April. Glamorgan also boast the services of former Proteas cricketers Marchant de Lange and Colin Ingram.
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