Shubman Gill has been brought in to help Glamorgan's promotion charge. Pic: Getty Images.

Glamorgan Announce The Signing Of World-Class Shubman Gill

By Gareth James

Glamorgan have confirmed the signing of Indian opening batter Shubman Gill for the final four matches of the LV= Insurance County Championship season.

The exciting young Indian batter will link up with Glamorgan’s squad as they push for promotion to Division One. There will hopefully be a buzz at Sophia Gardens on Monday, with one of world cricket’s rising stars making his debut under the daffodil in Cardiff.

The 22-year-old will arrive at Sophia Gardens ahead of our fixture against Worcestershire and will be looking to excite fans around the world as he seeks to continue his development as he continues his push for a starting berth in India’s test team.

Gill has represented India in 11 Test matches, scoring 579 runs at an average above 30 and featured in nine ODIs where he averages 71.28.

In first-class cricket, Gill has struck 2,877 runs, with seven centuries and averages 53.27.

On signing for Glamorgan, Gill said: “I’m looking forward to joining up with the Glamorgan squad as they push for promotion.

“I have always enjoyed playing here and I’m excited to experience County Cricket and the challenges it brings.

“I would like to thank Glamorgan and BCCI for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started for Glamorgan and test myself during a crucial part of the season.”

Mark Wallace, Director of Cricket, added: “Shubman is a fantastic addition to the squad as we enter the back end of the County Championship.

“He is one of the most exciting young batters in the world and already has experience of batting in these conditions during his time with India.

“With Colin and Marnus away, we needed to strengthen the top-order during and with his international pedigree, Shubman is the ideal cover.”

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