GLAMORGAN have signed Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman for the start of their T20 Blast campaign.

The 29-year-old left-hander has been snapped up for the first eight games of the tournament as an injury replacement for Shaun Marsh.

The Australia international, whose brother Mitch is due to join Glam after four games of the T20 if he isn't named in the Ashes squad, suffered a broken arm in the nets at the World Cup.

They moved quickly to cushion the blow with the signing of Zaman, who was a regular for Pakistan in the World Cup and scored 62 against India.

The batsman has played 89 T20 matches in his career, including 30 IT20s, and scored over 2,300 runs in the format at an average of 28 and a strike rate of nearly 140.

He also has a strong ODI record with nearly 2,000 runs at an average of 45 and a top score of 210* against Zimbabwe in 2018.

Zaman was also part of the Pakistan team which won the 2017 Champions Trophy and famously struck a century in the final against India.

"I'm thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and look forward to playing in Cardiff," said the Pakistani, who is set to make his debut in the Blast opener against Somerset at Sophia Gardens tomorrow as long as he arrives in time.

"I have fond memories of the ground from our Champions Trophy semi-final here in 2017 and look forward to making some new ones.

"Glamorgan is a fantastic club and hopefully I can put in some match-winning performances for the team during my stay."

Director of cricket Mark Wallace is pleased that the county were able to recruit a high-quality player to boost their batting.

He said: "It is disappointing to lose Shaun Marsh for the start of the competition but to secure the services of Fakhar on short notice is great news for the club.

"He is a fantastic cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world who has a history of performing in big matches.

"We look forward to him joining us later this week and hopefully he will be ready to play our opening fixture against Somerset and hit the ground running."

Glamorgan face Gloucestershire in Cheltenham on Friday then head to the Oval to face Surrey and entertain Middlesex next week.