Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has announced it has agreed terms with Michael Klinger as Captain and overseas player for the 2013 season.
The 32-year-old South Australia batsman, will join the club for the start of the campaign and is available for all three domestic competitions.
Read the full press release from Gloucestershire CCC.
Melbourne-born Michael has scored nearly 6,000 first class runs at an average of 37 and with a top score of 255. He averages 41 in List A cricket and 26 in Twenty20 matches.
Welcoming the announcement, Director of Cricket, John Bracewell said:
The experienced right-handed opening batsman will succeed Alex Gidman, who stepped down at the end of last season, as Gloucestershire skipper.
There also plans to sign a second overseas player, as announced by the club's Chief Executive, Tom Richardson: