Glamorgan Cricket: County consider Stoinis move after Ashes calls

Marcus Stoinis has played 41 one-day internationals and 19 T20s for Australia
Marcus Stoinis has played 41 one-day internationals and 19 T20s for Australia

Glamorgan will not have all-rounder Mitchell Marsh available for their T20 Blast campaign after he was named in Australia's Ashes squad.

The 27-year-old was due to join the county for 10 games but instead is in line to face England.

Marnus Labuschagne has also been named in the tour squad after scoring more than 1,100 Championship runs for Glamorgan.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis is likely the be the county's next target.

The limited-overs specialist played in the recent World Cup but has not represented Australia in Test cricket.

"We've got a few contingencies though we had to wait until the Ashes squad was announced, we've got feelers out so it's about trying to advance those as quickly as possible and hopefully get somebody in for next Thursday (against Gloucestershire)," Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace told BBC Sport.

"With hindsight, it probably was (a mistake to concentrate on Australians), but when we signed Mitch Marsh his stock was low and he didn't have an Australian central contract.

"As soon as we signed him, his stock started to rise so maybe it's the Glamorgan effect that we've got him and Marnus in the Ashes squad, hopefully that'll be a positive when we come to sign somebody else."

Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman is due to play a further five games for Glamorgan, with the county pencilling in a return for their original signing Shaun Marsh on August 11 after recovering from a broken arm.

Glamorgan are without a win in their opening three T20 games, with one rain-hit draw and two defeats including a record loss at Surrey on Thursday.

They will look to kick-start their campaign in Friday's game with Middlesex in Cardiff.

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