GLAMORGAN have signed big-hitting South African batsman David Miller to strengthen their qualification bid for the knockout stages of the Natwest T20 Blast, writes Chris Kirwan.

The 28-year-old has signed a short-term deal and is set to make his debut in Sunday’s encounter with Essex in Cardiff (2.30pm start).

Miller joins compatriots Jacques Rudolph, Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke and Marchant de Lange at the Swalec Stadium and will boost their effort to make the last eight.

The left-hander Miller has played 52 T20 internationals and 99 one-day internationals and has previously played in the Blast with Durham and Yorkshire.

He has played for the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League.

Miller played in the 2017 Champions Trophy and was in the South African side that lost to England in Cardiff.

Glamorgan, who have won two of their four fixtures with one washout and a loss, face a key weekend in their bid for a top-four berth in the South Group of the blast.

They entertain Sussex this evening (6.30pm start) before Miller begins his six-game stint, his last outing set to be against Surrey at the Oval on August 4.

“David is a fine batsman, with a wealth of experience in T20 cricket,” said chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris.

He is a match-winner and a finisher, proven to be one of the most destructive batsman in the game at both domestic and international level.

“Hopefully his signing will add depth to our batting and boost our prospects of replicating last season’s form when we secured a home quarter-final in the knockout stages.”

Glamorgan will be forced into a change for the Sharks fixture with David Lloyd absent because of a side problem. Australian-born batsman Nick Selman is likely to open the innings as his replacement.

Robert Croft’s side will hope Ingram remains in sensational form - the left-hander smashed 114 from 55 balls as Glam chased down 219, a club T20 record, in Essex on Sunday.