Proteas fast bowler joins Glamorgan


Glamorgan County Cricket Club have confirmed they have completed the signing of South African fast bowler Marchant de Lange on a three-year contract.

De Lange made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the end of 2011 when he was only 21, taking seven for 81 in the first innings, but it is in white ball cricket where he has had most success.

A highly skilled death bowler, as well as playing 10 limited overs internationals, de Lange has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in the IPL as well as Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.

After remodelling his action following a stress fracture in 2012, de Lange has recently had a stand-out domestic season in South Africa. He consistently bowls quickly extracting good bounce from an unusually short run-up.

“We are delighted to have signed Marchant de Lange and to see him arrive in Wales today,” said Glamorgan Chief Executive and Director of Cricket Hugh Morris.

“Marchant is a top quality fast bowler who is in the prime of his career and will add a real cutting-edge to our bowling attack. As we complete our preparations ahead of the new season signing a player of Marchant’s ability is a great boost to our prospects for all forms of the game.”

De Lange will be available for selection for all formats for Glamorgan, including the opening County Championship clash at Northampton.