Marsh lands Welsh Dragons deal
Welsh Dragons have filled their overseas quota for this season’s Friends Life t20 with the signing of Shaun Marsh.
The 28-year-old Australian batsman, who has played seven Tests, 36 one-day internationals and eight Twenty20s for his country, joins compatriot Marcus North in a Welsh Dragons side captained by Jim Allenby.
Marsh is also joined by Martin van Jaarsveld, who holds a British passport.
Head of elite performance Matthew Mott said: “We are delighted to add Shaun Marsh to the Welsh Dragons squad for the forthcoming Friends Life t20 tournament.
“To bring in a player of Shaun’s calibre, a genuine match-winner, to the top of the batting order will make us a more potent attacking force and with Shaun’s experience of the competition across the world, he will also provide our young guns with a great deal of confidence.”
Marsh added: "Having played in both Indian Premier League and the Big Bash in Australia, I’m really looking forward to drawing on my experience and hitting some runs when I join up with the Welsh Dragons.
“I played alongside Marcus North at Western Australia before, so it will be great to join up with him again. Hopefully, we can have a great t20 tournament and with the final of the competition in Cardiff, it should be a great summer ahead.”