Michael Klinger signs on for another season at Gloucestershire

Michael Klinger lays into a pull shot Getty Images

Michael Klinger will extend his association with Gloucestershire into a seventh season after agreeing a return to captain them in next year's Vitality T20 Blast.

Klinger, who no longer plays first-class cricket, will also take up a coaching role with the club as a batting consultant across all formats in the build-up to, and during, the Blast.

Gloucestershire reached the quarter-finals in this year's tournament before being knocked out by eventual winners Worcestershire. Klinger was comfortably their leading scorer with 431 runs at 35.91 and a strike-rate of 114.93.

"This is my seventh year at the club and I love the players, staff, and supporters and I am looking forward to returning again to attempt to go one step further than this season and make finals day," he said. "I'm also particularly looking forward to taking up the role as batting consultant leading in to and during the T20 tournament."

Gloucestershire chief executive, Will Brown, said: "He is an inspiration to team mates and supporters alike and his skills both as a batsman and captain have shone through in every year he has played for the club.

"We are also greatly excited that he will be sharing more of his knowledge with his role as batting consultant; with an exciting young squad Maxy is ideally placed to help them develop further."