BBL 2014-15

Klinger signs with Perth Scorchers

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 1, 2014

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Michael Klinger clips to leg during his unbeaten 86, Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, Adelaide, December, 31, 2013
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Batsman Michael Klinger has signed with the Perth Scorchers for the 2014-15 BBL season, completing his move west from South Australia. Klinger joined Western Australia in April after being told he would only be a fringe part of South Australia's plans next summer, and he has now officially made the switch from the Adelaide Strikers as well.

"Hopefully I can add the experience and steely resolve that, as an opposition player, was obvious that Simon [Katich] brought to the group," Klinger said. "They are very big shoes to fill because he is a champion player and person, but hopefully I can go some way in replacing the influence Simon had on the group."

Scorchers coach Justin Langer said Klinger would be a valuable addition to the squad.

"I am still pinching myself at the prospect of having Michael play for us this summer," Langer said. "His experience, character and skill will be a welcome addition to both of our squads, and, he will give us the flexibility to bat anywhere in our order. Having spent his career batting in the top three, Michael has the ability to make runs anywhere and against any opposition."

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