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Cricket news - Glamorgan sign Labuschagne as cover for Shaun Marsh

Labuschagne has played five Test matches so far, making his debut against Pakistan last year.

Glamorgan have signed Marnus Labuschagne as their overseas player for the first-half of the 2019 domestic season. Labuschagne has been signed as cover for his countryman Shaun Marsh who is expected to be busy with national commitments. The 24-year-old middle-order batsman will be available for the entire Royal London One-Day Cup campaign and the first half of the County Championship.

"We've made it a priority to bring in overseas cover for Shaun Marsh, and to get a player of Marnus's quality for the first half of the season is a great boost to the squad," Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said on Monday (April 1). "He's a young, talented, driven cricketer who has shown his quality in both domestic and international cricket and is exactly the type of character we want in the dressing room.

"He's also a multi-dimensional player who can bat at the top of the order, take important wickets with his leg-spin and lead in the field."

Labuschagne has played five Test matches so far, making his debut against Pakistan last year. He has four first-class centuries to his name after playing 50 games and is also a handy legspinner. "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 after the signing.

"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 also can't wait to experience Cardiff and Wales as a place to live. Everyone has told me how wonderful the city is and how friendly and welcoming the people are, so I'm really excited to get there, get started and contribute to the club."

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