Khawaja signs up for T20 Blast with Glamorgan


Australia middle order man Usman Khawaja will join compatriot Shaun Marsh at Glamorgan for the entirety of the T20 Blast.

Glamorgan get their Blast campaign underway on 6 July with a trip to the Rose Bowl to face Hampshire.

The Welsh outfit featured in the Blast finals day last season, losing their semi-final against Warwickshire’s Bears.

Speaking of his signing Khawaja said: “From my point of view, it would be great to be able to take them a step further and bring silverware back to Wales.

“Glamorgan have some fantastic players in their squad and I can’t wait to join up with the team and play with Shaun again.”

The left-hander was, like Marsh, was part of the Ashes winning team of the 2017/18 season.

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Khawaja has played franchise T20 cricket outside of Australia already having played for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL and has enjoyed previous experience on the county scene with Derbyshire and Lancashire.

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris said: “We are delighted he has signed for us.

“He is a top class international player and he has shown that this winter in the longer form of the game with Australia.

“But over the last two years he has performed very well in T20 cricket in the IPL [Indian Premier League] and the Big Bash.

“He is looking forward to coming here. We have done well in T20 cricket and we wanted to continue that.”

Glamorgan T20 Blast fixtures:

6 July: Hampshire (a)
8 July: Sussex Sharks (h)
13 July: Essex Eagles (a)
20 July: Somerset (h)
27 July: Gloucestershire (a)
29 July: Kent Spitfires (h)
31 July: Surrey (a)
3 August: Gloucestershire (h)
5 August: Middlesex (a)
7 August: Essex Eagles (h)
10 August: Hampshire (h)
12 August: Somerset (a)
14 August: Sussex Sharks (a)
17 August: Surrey (h)