Ahead of crucial T20 fixtures away to Hampshire and Somerset, fast bowler Marchant de Lange reflects on his first few months in Wales
Despite being the most profilic wicket taker for Glamorgan in The Royal London One Day Cup, the big South African admits that there was a tough bedding-in period.
"The first three games were a bit difficult, especially in the County Championship with the red ball... the Kookaburra we use in South Africa generates more bounce and the pitches there are quicker, but I am finding my way.”
Arriving from South Africa with a reputation as a one day specialist and having played a starring role in a standout T20 campaign, de Lange isn't satisfied with his performances just yet.
"I've picked up a few wickets, we're now in the T20 stages and so far so good as a team. Personally I would love to pick up more wickets especially early to try and put teams on the back foot right from the start. I'm not satisfied yet, we saw Hoges (Michael Hogan) pick up a 5-for and that's also one of my goals but I'm happy as long as I can contribute to the team."
"I can't strike at 10s or 11s because it's costly to the team, if I can pull it back to 6s and 7s with a few wickets then that's ideal but I'm up for the occasion, I like to bowl under pressure and it's a big challenge which is good for me."
Now fully focused on helping Glamorgan into the last eight of the Natwest T20 Blast, de Lange seems to be enjoying his time in the Welsh capital.
"The only negative is the rain! I love cricket and I love to play every single match available so Wales has been awesome. Cardiff has been lovely, me and my wife have settled in nicely and there are always friendly people there to help you so we can't complain."
Marchant will be looking to add to his total tonight against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl.