Labuschagne signs for Glamorgan

Marnus Labuschagne will play for Glamorgan for the first half of the English season, seemingly in the hope of boosting his Ashes prospects.

Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne   -  Getty Images

Australia international Marnus Labuschagne has signed for Glamorgan for the first half of the 2019 season.  

Labuschagne broke into Australia's Test team in October last year and will undoubtedly hope strong performances in the English county game can be a springboard to further international recognition, particularly with the Ashes coming up later this year.  

The 24-year-old, who was born in South Africa, has scored 210 runs in five Tests at an average of 26.25, hitting a top score of 81 against Sri Lanka in January.  

He has also taken nine Test wickets at an average of 27.11 with his leg-spin, though is yet to play any limited-overs games for Australia.

"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."

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