15th April (4 days) 11:00 LV= Insurance County Championship Sophia Gardens Cardiff
285 & 349
481 & 154-2
Sussex win by 8 wickets
13-man squad named for visit of Sussex

Head Coach Matt Maynard has named a 13-man squad for the visit of Sussex to Sophia Gardens (Thurs 15th - Sun 18th April, behind closed doors), in our opening home game of the 2021 LV= County Championship season.

12 of the 13 who travelled to Yorkshire keep their place in the squad, with Roman Walker replacing Jamie McIlroy (side strain).

Billy Root and Chris Cooke both hit centuries at Headingley, as Glamorgan looked set for a potential 'upset' before a heavy snow storm on the afternoon of the third day denied Glamorgan the chance to push for a famous victory.

James Weighell could make his first Glamorgan appearance, should he be selected, with Roman Walker also in line for a potential first-class debut after a series of T20 appearances in 2019 and a singular List A game, where he famously hitting the winning runs at Hove against this week's opponents. Walker took 6/105 across two innings for the 2nd XI at Taunton Vale in the three-wicket win last week.

Michael Hogan will likely make his 100th first-class appearance for Glamorgan against Sussex, having gone past 600 first-class career wickets last year. Hogan currently sits on 382 wickets so far Glamorgan, having returned match figures of 4/82 at Headingley last week.

Sussex come into the game having secured a creditable draw at Old Trafford, with Tom Haines scoring 155 out of 301 in their first innings, before snow interrupted proceedings in Manchester.

View from Chris Cooke:

"It was a nice start for us. A good performance, but not a complete one. It's a really encouraging sign and we've still got a lot of things we can work on. I think the ceiling is pretty high for this group of players.

"It's very difficult to bat at this time of year, but the top order showed really good intent. They got good balls but it's a difficult place to start, opening up at Headingley in April, but a lot of good signs still.

"We know quite a lot of their players, and then a few players we haven't seen. We just want to keep doing what we do, stick to our A-game, and hopefully that's enough over the four days.

"Home and away doesn't make a lot of difference without fans, but we know the conditions and wicket here pretty well, and we are all really excited to be back home in the glorious Cardiff sunshine over the next four days.

"It was a bit tricky up in Yorkshire, with the travels, hotels, showering after games, recovery, so it'll be nice to have the home comforts and hopefully those one-percenters will be in our favour.

"James Weighell is a good bowling all-rounder, he's settled in really well, he can offer a lot and I'm sure he'll be hungry to prove a few people wrong and make Cardiff his home."

Glamorgan squad:

Chris Cooke *+
Andy Balbirnie
Kiran Carlson
Tom Cullen
Dan Douthwaite
Michael Hogan
David Lloyd
Billy Root
Nick Selman
Callum Taylor
Timm van der Gugten
Roman Walker
James Weighell

Injury Update:

Jamie McIlroy (side) drops out of the squad, while Ruaidhri Smith (hamstring) remains out. Prem Sisodiya (shoulder) featured for the 2nd XI at Taunton Vale, and continues his management and recovery.

How to watch:

This fixture is being played behind closed doors, but the match will be live-streamed on the Glamorgan website.

The game will be covered on our Twitter feed, with updates, highlights, and reports throughout the game.

Our new stream, which you can find more details of HERE, is a multi-camera operation with integrated BBC commentary.