Glamorgan have signed Australian all-rounder Michael Neser as an abroad participant for the 2021 season.
Neser, 30, has performed in two T20 internationals for Australia and has additionally been within the Check squad.
He’ll share abroad participant duties with batsmen Marnus Labuschagne and Colin Ingram.
Neser is the fifth Queensland participant to affix Glamorgan in 4 years, following Labuschagne, Charlie Hemphrey, Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns.
Like Labuschagne, he was born in South Africa however moved to Australia as a boy together with his household.
Neser is principally often known as a fast-medium bowler, who has claimed 186 wickets over 56 first-class matches at a median of 25.
However he additionally averages 25 with the bat and hit his maiden first-class hundred for Queensland in opposition to Tasmania in October 2020, to comply with a five-wicket haul.
Neser, whose scheduled spell with Surrey in 2020 was cancelled due to coronavirus delays, will primarily play in Championship and One-Day Cup cricket, with Labuschagne and Ingram taking the T20 slots if each can be found.
Neser instructed the Glamorgan web site he’s “thrilled” to play in Wales and “did not should assume twice” concerning the provide.
“The fellows who’ve performed at Glamorgan have had nothing however reward for the membership, the tradition at Sophia Gardens and the friendliness of all of the employees and locals,” he mentioned.
“I am eager to return over, showcase my expertise, and do what I can to win video games for Glamorgan. I’ve nonetheless received these worldwide ambitions, I noticed what taking part in for Glamorgan did for Marnus and I am hoping to do the identical factor.”
It’s understood Ingram, who has not performed a first-class match for 3 years, might characteristic in some Championship video games alongside Neser if Labuschagne is away on Australia duties.
Neser’s signing follows the departure of Marchant de Lange, launched a 12 months early from his contract to affix Somerset when the South African paceman misplaced his UK standing, and veteran all-rounder Graham Wagg, with whom the county couldn’t agree phrases.
“His capacity with bat and ball makes him a really harmful participant at any second in a sport,” mentioned Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace.
“We see him as probably the greatest bowling all-rounders within the home sport anyplace on this planet, and he brings an awesome steadiness to our aspect.”