Glamorgan hand captaincy roles to David Lloyd and Chris Cooke

Wicketkeeper Chris Cooke and all-rounder David Lloyd
Wicketkeeper Chris Cooke (left) has played for Glamorgan since 2011 whilst all-rounder David Lloyd made his debut in 2012

Glamorgan pair Chris Cooke and David Lloyd will share the county captaincy responsibilities this season.

After being appointed as club captain last year, Cooke, 33, continues to lead the side in the County Championship, while taking over the captaincy duties in the T20 Blast from Colin Ingram.

Lloyd, 27, will replace Cooke as captain for the 50-over One-Day Cup.

"We think this is our best solution going forward," said Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace.

"Chris did a fantastic job in his first season in charge and led the side with a great deal of enthusiasm and skill.

"He commands a lot of respect in the dressing room and deserves the opportunity to carry on his good work from last year.

"David showed many leadership qualities last year and did a good job under tough circumstances when he deputised for Chris."

Wicketkeeper Cooke is looking forward to being skipper for two of Glamorgan's three tournaments and is looking to improve on last year's 20-over tournament where the county only won one game in 14.

"We saw a lot of improvement in our county championship performances last season and it's something we want to take into the Blast," said Cooke.

"It's going to be an exciting season and we can't wait to get started and hit the ground running in April."

All-rounder Lloyd will take over the reins in the One-Day Cup from Cooke, who will be playing for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred during the 50-over competition.

Lloyd was handed the vice-captain role last year and led the side while Cooke was ruled out with an ankle injury.

He will also become the first Welshman to be officially installed as a captain by Glamorgan since Wallace in 2014.

"I enjoyed stepping in as captain and it's a moment to be asked to lead the side," said Lloyd.

"There is no reason why we can't build on last season's improvement and reach the knockout stages of the competition."

Ingram will be available for Glamorgan during the 20-over tournament before his stint with Welsh Fire in The Hundred.

Marnus Labuschagne was one of Australia's stars as they retained the Ashes last summer
Marnus Labuschagne was one of Australia's stars as they retained the Ashes last summer

Overseas questions

Glamorgan have Australia Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne available for 2020 after re-signing him as their overseas player on a two-year deal in November 2019.

Labuschagne enjoyed a successful 2019 with Glamorgan before successfully breaking into the Test side.

"Marnus keeps going from strength to strength and to re-sign him for the next two years is brilliant," said Wallace.

"His success though means he is going to be naturally pulled away by Australia.

"Looking at the schedule it looks like we will have him for the opening few months of the season and it becomes a bit sporadic depending on whether he is in the Australia T20 and one-day international squad.

"We are putting in contingency plans if he has to go towards the back end of the season."

Wallace says Glamorgan are also targeting a second overseas player for the T20 Blast.