Rudolph appointed as Glamorgan’s captain

"I've always set myself very high standards and I want to rectify a few things from 2014"

“I’ve always set myself very high standards and I want to rectify a few things from 2014”

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Former South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph will captain Glamorgan in all formats from next season onwards.

Rudolph, who recently signed a contract extension that will keep him with the club until 2017, was handed the reins following a highly successful season.

The 33-year-old scored 857 runs, which included two centuries and five half-centuries, in 15 County Championship matches at an average of 31.74. He also made 575 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup at an incredible average of 82.14. In addition to that, he also amassed 543 runs during the Natwest T20 Blast at a brilliant average of 60.33.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first season in Wales, but next year is a new challenge and following a number of changes I’m really looking forward to some exciting times ahead,” he said. “There were some encouraging signs last summer, especially as we came within one run of reaching the Twenty20 Finals Day, but I’ve always set myself very high standards and I want to rectify a few things from 2014, especially in four-day cricket, as I feel we are a better team than what our final league position suggests.”

Glamorgan chief executive¬†Hugh Morris added: “He leads from the front and has shown throughout his career, and in his first season at Glamorgan, that he is a true professional and role model for younger players.”

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