County news May 7, 2015

Glamorgan bring in Parnell for T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wayne Parnell has played more than 80 times for South Africa © Getty Images

Glamorgan have added to their South African contingent by bringing in Wayne Parnell for the NatWest T20 Blast. Allrounder Parnell will fill the second overseas slot and is initially expected to be available for the first ten of Glamorgan's 14 group games.

"I'm very excited about the prospects of joining up with both Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram and playing for Glamorgan," Parnell said. Rudolph, Glamorgan's captain, is the main overseas signing in Cardiff, while fellow former South Africa international Ingram has joined on a Kolpak deal.

Parnell, who has been capped in all three formats and was a member of South Africa's recent World Cup squad, has taken 118 T20 wickets, with an economy of 7.56. He has previously appeared in the IPL, as well as playing county cricket with Kent and Sussex.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of Wayne Parnell, who was earmarked at a young age as one of South Africa's brightest talents and who is a naturally gifted allrounder," Glamorgan's chief executive and director of cricket, Hugh Morris, said.

"He will give us a wicket-taking threat and also the potential for valuable runs. Even more importantly, Wayne is available to us for the vast majority of our NatWestT20 Blast group games and we will re-visit discussions around a potential extension as the competition unfolds."