Durham Dynamos have added the explosive South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs to their Friends Life t20 line up for the 2012 season.
Gibbs, who has been playing in the Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers alongside Durham’s Paul Collingwood, has played 90 Tests as well as 271 ODIs for South Africa.
He has scored 3,050 runs in T20 cricket and has previous played in the FLt20 with Glamorgan in 2008 and Yorkshire in 2010.
“Durham is committed to on the field development and have real ambitions to progress in T20, which is what attracted me to the club,” Gibbs said.
“There is some massive talent in the dressing room and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.
“I’ve been performing pretty well in the t20 format and I think I can offer some real variation to the side.
“I’m looking forward to my experience contributing to plenty of Durham wins.”
Head coach Geoff Cook added: “It is a real coup for us to be able to bring a player of Herschelle’s calibre to our set-up for the T20 competition.
“It just goes to show that Durham’s reputation as a progressive and successful club can attract quality players who want to help us win trophies.
“I’m excited by the prospect of having Herschelle in our team and I’m confident that he will add an extra dimension to our batting line up and some real personality out there in the middle.”