Glamorgan signs Fakhar Zaman for T20 Blast
Following the absence of Australia’s Shaun Marsh due to injury, Glamorgan County Cricket Club have confirmed to sign Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman for the opening stage of the T20 Blast.
Marsh is now out of contest with a broken arm suffered during the nets sessions.
The 29-year old Fakhar played 30 T20I matches and 44 one day international matches for Pakistan.
Glamorgan’s Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, said, “It is disappointing to lose Shaun Marsh for the start of the competition but to secure the services of Fakhar on short notice is great news for the club, BBC Sports reported.
“Fakhar Zahman has signed up and agreed the contract,” he said.
“He is a fantastic cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world who has a history of performing in big matches. We are hopeful he will play against Somerset. It is whether the visa comes through in time and he gets on the flight and available for Thursday,” Wallace said.
Glamorgan head coach Maynard also said,
“Fakar Zahman has signed up and agreed the contract. We are hopeful he will play against Somerset. It is whether the visa comes through in time and he gets on the flight and is here for Thursday.
“We will have to monitor when he arrives and see how he is feeling,” he added.
Fakhar Zaman who scored nearly 2,000 runs at an average of 45 and a top score of 210* against Zimbabwe in 2018., said, “I’m thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and look forward to playing in Cardiff.
“I have fond memories of the ground from our Champions Trophy semi-final here in 2017 and look forward to making some new ones.
“Glamorgan is a fantastic club and hopefully I can put in some match-winning performances for the team during my stay,” the Pakistan opener added.