Batsman Billy Root has left Nottinghamshire to join Glamorgan on a two-year contract. The 26-year-old, who is the younger brother of England Test captain Joe Root, has impressed with Notts since joining from the Yorkshire academy in 2016 with two first-class centuries, while he averages more than 30 with the bat across all three formats.
However, Root is now looking to make a big impact in a struggling Glamorgan outfit which finished bottom of County Championship Division Two in 2018, at the foot of their group in the 50-over competition and also failed to qualify for the T20 Blast knockout stage.
“When I spoke to Hugh Morris (Glamorgan chief executive and director of cricket), he talked about the club’s strategy to develop a young and exciting team and it’s something I’m excited to be part of,” the left-hander said on the club’s website. “Last season wasn’t a great one for the club but there is a lot of talent here.
“I believe I can help us push for silverware in white-ball cricket, while we look to improve our results in the County Championship.”
Morris added: “We are thrilled to secure Billy’s signing.
“Over the course of the campaign it became apparent we needed to supplement our batting stocks and in Billy we have signed a player who is still young but has experience playing Division One cricket and is hungry to succeed.
“He can play across all three formats which makes him an ideal signing for the club and will be a fantastic addition to the dressing room.”