Michael Klinger says he feels honoured after being appointed captain of Gloucestershire.
Klinger, 32, is relishing his first full season in the County Championship following a short spell at Worcestershire last year.
"It's always been a long-term ambition of mine to play a full season of county cricket," said Klinger.
"Joining as club captain is a huge honour for me.
"I look forward to bringing the experience I have gained around the world in the likes of state cricket, Big Bash, IPL and Champions League to the squad."