Colin Ingram has insisted Glamorgan can recover from last season disastrous campaign – and has underlined his faith by signing a new two-year white ball contract with the county.
The South African batsman will captain Glamorgan in the T20, but is unlikely to be available for the One Day Cup from 2020 onwards as he is pencilled in for a slot in the new 100-ball tournament.
Hard-hitting Ingram, 33, has a year remaining on his current deal, but the extension will take him up to 2021.
It’s a significant decision as Ingram has been Glamorgan’s most important one-day player by some distance in recent seasons – topping the white-ball run scoring charts in each of his four seasons with the club.
In 53 T20 matches for the county, he has amassed 1,770 runs at an average over 41 with three centuries.
Ingram has successfully played for a number of T20 teams and franchises throughout the world, winning the Big Bash in 2018 with Adelaide Strikers before he captained the side in this year’s competition.
“I love playing for Glamorgan, love Cardiff and I love Wales so I am delighted to sign a new white-ball contract and extend my time at the club,” said Ingram.
“Over the last few years we’ve competed extremely well in white-ball cricket and put together a lot of very good performances.
“With the squad we have and the new signings we’ve made over the winter, I firmly believe we can keep challenging for the knockout stages of the competitions over the next few years.”
New director of cricket Mark Wallace, said: “Signing Colin for another two years is a massive statement from the club. Any team out there would want him in their side to secure his services is a big boost for us.
“He is an incredible destructive batsman and over the last few years has proved himself to be one of the very best white-ball players in the world.
“As well as his batting, he also brings very good leadership qualities to the side and has a wealth of experience in the game, which will help or young players continue to develop as we look to carry on our good form in white-ball cricket and compete for silverware.”