Glamorgan land Rudolph
Glamorgan have signed South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph as their overseas player for the next two summers.
The Welsh county have announced Rudolph will join them for both 2014 and 2015, subject to receiving clearance from Cricket South Africa.
Glamorgan's incoming director of cricket Hugh Morris said: "Signing a player of Jacques Rudolph's undoubted capabilities and experience is a great boost ahead of the new season.
"With an increasingly heavy first-class schedule it will be a huge advantage to have a world-class opening batsman available to us. I look forward to welcoming Jacques to Glamorgan."
The left-hander has scored over 16,000 first-class runs in his career, including 46 centuries, and has played 48 Tests and 45 one-day internationals for his country.
He also enjoyed a prolific spell in English cricket with Yorkshire, scoring over 5,000 first-class runs in five years at 52.20, and played five County Championship games for Surrey in 2012.
Rudolph said: "I'm delighted to be joining Glamorgan on a two-year deal.
"I enjoyed my time playing for Yorkshire so I'm looking forward to the challenge at Glamorgan and hopefully enjoying similar success."