Klusener is a destructive force with both bat and ball, who has had great success in the limited overs format of the game.
He has played 171 ODIs for his native South Africa, as well as 49 Test matches.
A genuine all rounder, Klusener has taken 192 ODI wickets and scored over 3500 runs, including a top score of 103 not out.
A loss of form saw him being dropped from the national side for two years, while the legalities of his contract were discussed at length between himself and the board.
He was finally recalled to the side for the 2003/04 tour of the West Indies, and kept his place in the squad for the tour of Sri Lanka where he played his final Test match to date.
As well as captaining the Nashua Dolphins, Klusener has played county cricket for both Middlesex and Nottinghamshire and he signed for Northamptonshire for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
During 2007 he hit 1,013 runs in the LV County Championship at 48.23 which included two hundreds, he also made a good contribution with the ball - 33 wickets.
Klusener was again outstanding in the 2008 season, hitting 1,095 first-class runs, including 135 against Derbyshire and 202 not out versus Glamorgan.
But he was surprisingly released by Northants towards the end of the season.