Billy Root joins Glamorgan to prove his worth

Billy Root, brother of the captain of England, Joe, left Nottinghamshire to go to Glamorgan in search of more playing opportunities.

Root's game continues a great review in Nottinghamshire that has seen three major hitters: Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett and Ben Slater – they arrive at Trent Bridge and Riki Wessels and now Root moves on.

Although he has one year left to execute his current contract, Root's play possibilities were limited in 2018, and the influx of three highly skilled batsmen, two with England's perceived potential, suggested that it was unlikely that will change next summer.

"We are sad to see Billy go but I understand that he wants more regular play opportunities, something that has been difficult to achieve in the last year," said Mick Newell, cricket director of Nottinghamshire.

"He has the ability to play in all three formats, as he has shown during his time with us and I am sure he will enjoy his new challenge with Glamorgan." [19659002] Roo did more than 1000 runs in his time at the club, including centuries in first-class cricket and List A. His 133 along with Chris Read in the final game of the 2017 season against Sussex, helped ensure the promotion of Division Two of the Championship and saw the batsman born in Sheffield sign his first professional contract.

Glamorgan was attracted by the fact that he averaged more than 30 in all three formats, if only, while trying to tackle a grim campaign in 2018 in which his local players were not up to the task.

Glamorgan cricket director Hugh Morris still retains faith in the advantages of giving opportunities to young Welsh people (in fact, the Welsh Assembly is waiting for him) and the introduction of Root is not a remote signal that This policy is about to be abandoned.

Root in many ways is a direct replacement for Aneurin Donald, who had encouraged such optimism in Wales, but whose form diminished before leaving for Hampshire in the middle of last season.

"During the course of the campaign it became clear that we needed to complement our ba in Billy, we hired a player who is still young but who has experience playing cricket in Division One and who is eager to succeed," he said. Morris.

"He can play in all three formats, which makes him an ideal player for the club and will be a fantastic addition to the dressing room."


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