Struggling Glamorgan receive Shaun Marsh boost
Shaun Marsh (AFP Image)

Having missed the first-half of the T20 Blast, Shaun Marsh is set to join Glamorgan in a bid to lift their struggling 2019 campaign. Marsh, who last played for the county side 13 months ago, was out of the side due to multiple reasons – a shoulder injury and a broken arm sustained during the World Cup.

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Meanwhile, Glamorgan find themselves in the middle of a torrid run, yet to register a win in the tournament. A tie and one no-result hasn’t prevented them from languishing at the bottom of the South Group points table. Although things look grim for Glamorgan, its director of cricket believes Marsh’s inclusion is going to be helpful for the franchise.

“It’s been a long time coming, since Shaun was supposed to come to us at the start of the season before he got in the World Cup squad and then delayed by a broken arm,” director of cricket Mark Wallace said.

“It’ll be good to see him. We’ve had a difficult time with overseas players, expecting Shaun to arrive at the start of the competition in form from the World Cup. He’ll be helpful (in the Championship promotion bid), he’s a straight swap for Marnus Labuschagne. He’s been here before, he knows the club so hopefully he’ll pick up where Marnus left off.”

After a winless first-half of the tournament, Glamorgan remain hopeful of going the distance, for which the franchise have to turn the tables around drastically in the second-half. Their next fixture is against Essex on Friday in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

“We just haven’t got going, T20’s about rhythm, so you can carry on good form but if you get in a losing trot it can be hard to break,” admitted Wallace. “It probably highlights how much we have relied on (captain) Colin Ingram in the last two or three years and maybe that’s papered over a few things. We just haven’t performed but I’m sure we’ll get out of this lull.”