Marnus Labuschagne to represent Glamorgan till 2022: The Australian all-rounder has received a two-year extension at Glamorgan.
Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne will continue to represent his county club in Glamorgan till 2022 after a two-year extension. Labuschagne, who had joined the club last year, is unlikely to travel to England this year citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is worth mentioning that Labuschagne had made it to the Ashes squad last year on the back of his sensational form in the Division Two County season for Glamorgan.
In 10 First-class matches, Labuschagne had scored 1,114 runs at an average of 65.52 and a strike rate of 76.19 including five centuries and five half-centuries and was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) June 5, 2020
In 21 international appearances since August last year, the right-hand batsman has scored 1,764 runs at an average of 60.82 including five centuries and 10 half-centuries.
Marnus Labuschagne to represent Glamorgan till 2022
Speaking on the development, Labuschagne considered the move to be an “easy decision”. Labuschagne, 25, further credited Glamorgan coach and former English batsman Matthew Maynard for taking his game to the “next level”.
“It was an easy decision to extend my contract for another year and commit to Glamorgan and Wales long term. I was gutted not to be returning to Glamorgan for the 2020 season after I loved my first year here, so I’m delighted to be re-committing myself to the club for the next couple of years.
“Working with Matt Maynard helped take my game to the next level and I’m looking forward to working with him again and playing with a hugely talented group of team-mates,” Labuschagne was quoted as saying by ESPNcrcinfo.
“Cardiff is a brilliant city to live in, the Welsh people and our supporters were fantastic to me – it’s not always easy to find places where you feel comfortable and at home so quickly. I loved my first year at the club and the dressing room environment and I’m looking forward to playing cricket with them again,” Labuschagne added.