Head Coach Robert Croft has named an unchanged 16-man squad for the visit of Midddlesex to The SSE SWLAEC tomorrow (2pm scheduled start), with the starting XI expected to be retained as the Welsh county seek their fourth successive win in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
As the first set of four pool games fixtures draw to a close, Glamorgan are sitting top of the pool following home wins against the holders Gloucestershire and Sussex Sharks with an impressive chase to secure victory at Canterbury yesterday.
After strong contributions from Rudolph and a half centuries from Will Bragg and a maiden List A fifty for David Lloyd at the top of the order, Colin Ingram’s 95 not out saw Glamorgan home against Kent.
“Colin showed his international experience and class and it was great for him to see us home. He is an immensely strong guy and was very clever at attacking the short boundary,” said Glamorgan captain Jacques Rudolph after the three-wicket win in Kent.
Four wins has been sufficient for teams to qualify for the quarter-finals in the last two seasons, with six wins guaranteeing a home tie in the knockout round.
“There’s a high percentage of our team that’s high on confidence, as long as that keeps continuing we might end up going places,” added Jacques who is in line to play his 250th List A game in his career.
“If we keep playing game by game I think we will end up in the knockout stages but we have to keep our feet on the ground and respect the game of cricket.”
The visitors squad includes a number of faces well known to Glamorgan supporters, including Kiwi players James Franklin, who captains the side and star signing Brendon McCullum, both of whom had spells with Glamorgan, as well as Welsh seamer James Harris who is yet to play a game in the competition so far this season.
Glamorgan (16-man) squad: Jacques Rudolph (c), Will Bragg, Chris Cooke, Dean Cosker, Aneurin Donald, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Hogan, Colin Ingram, James Kettleborough, David Lloyd, Craig Meschede, Dewi Penrhyn Jones, Andrew Salter, Nick Selman, Graham Wagg, Mark Wallace
Glamorgan v Middlesex Stats
o Glamorgan have won three of their last four versus Middlesex (L1).
o Five of the last six meetings between Glamorgan and Middlesex in Wales have been won by the side batting first.
o Glamorgan have won four in a row at home with their last defeat coming in 2014 and their last defeat at Cardiff to Middlesex in this format coming in 2009.
o Dawid Malan hit a match winning 156* when these sides met last year, his highest List A score.