Glamorgan rope in the services of Shaun Marsh
The Aussie cricketer looks forward to playing with the youngsters and giving his best to the club.
Updated - Dec 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Shaun Marsh is in the middle of a healthy patch. After some fantastic performance in the Ashes, the left-handed batsman has now acquired a contract with English County Club, Glamorgan. He is expected to represent them in all the three formats in the upcoming season.
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions slated to be held in January, Marsh is unlikely to be retained. Thus it remains to be seen if he is able to attract any buyers in the auction this time around. Glamorgan may call in a cover overseas batsman for him if he does manage a contract for the IPL 2018.
Looking forward to bringing some silverware for the Wales
Currently a part of the Australian squad for the Ashes, Shaun sounded excited to have a county contract in hand. He is looking forward to playing alongside the youngsters and giving his best to the club.
“Securing my County future for the long term has always appealed to me so I jumped at the opportunity when it came, There is a lot of exciting young talent at the Club and hopefully I can put in some good performances so we can bring some silverware to Wales,” Marsh was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
A world-class performer
The director of Cricket at Glamorgan, Hugh Morris stated that he was glad to have a batsman like Marsh in their batting ranks. Morris felt that his international experience would be handy for the club.
“I am very pleased to announce the signing of Shaun Marsh as our overseas signing for the next two years. We wanted to bring in someone who is experienced at international level, can bat at the top of the order and can play in all three formats of the game, and Shaun ticks all of those boxes for us.”
Calling him as a world class performer, Morris stated that the veteran batters presence would foster the young talent in the squad.
“He is a world class performer who has played in competitions across the world and that experience will be invaluable to our young players as we look to build on our success in white-ball cricket and improve performances in the County Championship,” he added.