Aussie Dan Christian has agreed to join Gloucestershire for their Twenty20 campaign this summer.
29-year-old all-rounder Dan Christian is heading to Bristol this summer to help Gloucestershire’s bid to lift the Twenty20 trophy.
The Australian did exactly that for Hampshire in 2010 when the county triumphed in the final against Somerset.
Christian is very experienced at the twenty over game, regularly playing internationally as well as helping Brisbane Heat win the Big Bash in Australia in January – hitting 37 runs off 21 balls in the victory over Perth Scorchers.
The all-rounder also played for the Deccan Chargers in the IPL for two seasons and will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore when this year’s tournament starts in April.
“I am excited to be joining Gloucestershire,” Christian said on BBC Sport.
“Having played in 2010 for Hampshire, I have already had a taste of county cricket and I am really looking forward to playing in England again.
“I have two months in India for the IPL prior to joining the club which will be great preparation ahead of the English T20.”
The Australian was the centre of controversy in November 2012 when he was banned for smashing up a changing room. The incident occurred when the 29-year-old was dismissed playing for the West End Redbacks and it turned out to be the third time the player had been guilty of it.
Christian will have a chance to impress when Gloucestershire play their first game of the competition against Northants on 28 June.