Perth Scorchers sign Klinger

"Hopefully I can go some way in replacing the influence Simon had on the group"

“Hopefully I can go some way in replacing the influence Simon had on the group”

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The Perth Scorchers have signed batsman Michael Klinger for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Klinger, who used to play for the Adelaide Strikers, recently moved to Western Australia and subsequently decided to represent the Scorchers 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 head coach Justin Langer added: “I am still pinching myself at the prospect of having Michael play for us this summer.┬áHis 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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