Meet Sussex Sharks' next Vitality Blast opponents: Glamorgan
As Sussex gear up to face Glamorgan tomorrow (14 August) we take a look at the Sharks' next opponents.
T20 record: Reached Finals Day twice. Beaten by Leicestershire in Semi Final in 2004, and by Birmingham Bears in 2017.
Last season: Top of the Southern Group - and qualified for Finals Day.
Captain: Colin Ingram
Overseas Players: Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja (Australia)
Big Hitter: Colin Ingram. Described by Hugh Morris, the club’s Chief Executive, as “the best limited overs batsman in Glamorgan’s history”, Ingram was the PCA Player of the Year in the 2017, T20 Blast Competition, when he struck 59 sixes.
A destructive batsman, Ingram struck two centuries last season, the first against Sussex, with his century coming from only 50 balls, before repeating the feat two weeks later against Essex, where he reached a career best 114, as Glamorgan chased 220 to win.
He played in the Australian Big Bash, and also in Pakistan last winter, and it came as no surprise that Ingram decided to play only white ball cricket for the remainder of his career
He was appointed Glamorgan’s white ball captain this season.
Key Bowler: Michael Hogan. The Glamorgan four- day captain has been the club’s most consistent and successful T20 bowler in recent years, and although he is now 37, he has not lost any of his skills.
His career average for Glamorgan of 80 wickets at 19.23 is testimony to his accuracy, especially at the end of the innings where his variations limit the batsmen’s progress.
Wild Card: Kiran Carlson. The 20 year old middle order batsman is only in his second full season with the club but has already shown that he is a destructive player in one day cricket. He even outscored Colin Ingram in a recent game, when they shared a partnership of 98 in 10 overs, with Carlson scoring an unbeaten 59 from only 40 balls.
He is also one of the best outfielders in the game, as befits a former rugby and hockey player.