Glamorgan will be with just one overseas player in their rank at the start as Mitchell Marsh will be away with Australia for Ashes preparations Getty

Shaun Marsh's injury has opened T20 Blast doors for Fakhar Zaman, as the Pakistan opener signed up for Glamorgan for the first half of the next season, it was confirmed on Monday (July 15). Marsh fractured his arm after being hit in the nets during the World Cup before the last league game against South Africa. Glamorgan, however, are hoping that the Australian will be fit for the last six games.

"It is disappointing to lose Shaun Marsh for the start of the competition but to secure the services of Fakhar on short notice is great news for the club," Glamorgan's Director of Cricket Mark Wallace said. "He is a fantastic cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world who has a history of performing in big matches."

Zaman had a disappointing World Cup campaign as he ended with 186 runs with just one half-century as Pakistan failed to make it to the top four. "I'm thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and look forward to playing in Cardiff," the batsman said about the opportunity. "I have fond memories of the ground from our Champions Trophy semi-final here in 2017 and look forward to making some new ones. Glamorgan is a fantastic club and hopefully, I can put in some match-winning performances for the team during my stay."

Glamorgan will be with just one overseas player in their rank at the start as Mitchell Marsh will be away with Australia for Ashes preparations. They start their campaign with a home game against Somerset on July 18.