Hamish to Marshall Gladiators in FLt20
Gloucestershire have appointed former New Zealand batsman Hamish Marshall as their captain for this year’s Friends Life t20.
The 32-year-old, who has represented the county since 2006 and was made vice-captain in March, will lead the Gladiators in place of regular skipper Alex Gidman.
Marshall, who won 13 Tests, 66 one-day and three Twenty20 international caps, has limited experience of captaincy but has played 77 T20 games in his career.
Director of cricket John Bracewell said: "Having Hamish at the helm will allow Alex Gidman an opportunity, in what has been an exceptionally busy start to the season, to freshen up and for the team to hear a new voice during this time."
Gloucestershire begin their FLt20 campaign against Somerset at Bristol on Thursday.