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Glamorgan lose injured Nannes

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 29, 2013

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Dirk Nannes leaked 18 runs in his first over, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Chennai, April 28, 2013
Dirk Nannes suffered a stress fracture to his back while playing for Chennai at the IPL © BCCI
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Dirk Nannes, the former Australia fast bowler, has pulled out of a planned spell as one of Glamorgan's overseas players for the Friends Life t20 after suffering a stress fracture in his back while playing in the IPL.

Nannes, 37 and a T20 specialist these days, is second only to Alfonso Thomas as one of the leading wicket-takers in the format. He was set to join Marcus North, also a former Australia international and Glamorgan's limited-overs captain, at the Welsh county but was injured during his stint at the IPL with Chennai Super Kings, for whom he took four wickets in five appearances.

"We were disappointed to hear that Dirk will not be able to join us this season - he is a quality bowler and would have been a valuable addition to our squad," Glamorgan's head of elite performance, Matthew Mott, said. "We are now considering different replacement options and have already spoken to a number of players."

Glamorgan would have been Nannes' fourth county, after previously appearing in the T20 tournament for Middlesex, Nottinghamshire and Surrey.

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Posted by   on (May 29, 2013, 13:41 GMT)

Blessing in disguise, Glam desperately need a power hitter to open the batting. Getting Shaun Marsh (if possible) or Mark Cosgrove back would be great!

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