Australia Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne has signed a new two-year contract with Glamorgan. The 25-year-old will be available across formats, subject to international commitments for Australia.
Labuschagne scored 1114 runs in 10 matches for the county last season leading up to winning his place back in the Australian Test side.
“I’m absolutely rapt to re-sign and come back to Cardiff for another two years,” Labuschagne said. “I love the city and loved playing for the club. The boys were incredible and I felt part of something special.”
Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard was delighted to have Labuschagne onboard, referring to him as a “proper cricket badger.”
“It’s brilliant, he brought a huge amount of energy to the team last year,” said Maynard. “He had a huge amount of skill with the bat, with his leg-spin and in the field, as well as his character. He reminded me very much of Viv Richards in terms of his drive, his passion and being a real leader on the field.
“You can learn so much from a player like Marnus, he’s a proper cricket badger who wants to work on his game all the time and better himself. If I was still playing, I’d love to bat with him because even as an experienced player I’d still learn from him, a real warrior.”