Glamorgan have signed South African batsman Colin Ingram on a three-year contract.
The 29-year-old, who has played 31 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 internationals with the last coming 12 months ago against Pakistan in Dubai, will be registered under the Kolpak ruling.
Director of cricket Hugh Morris said: “Signing a player of Colin Ingram’s undoubted calibre and experience is a great boost.
“Our strategy is to develop a team with a strong Welsh identity, but we have always said that we need pillars of experienced players in key positions to supplement our home grown talent.”
The left-hander has a first-class batting average of just over 37 runs, with eight hundreds and 20 half-centuries.
His average in 50-over cricket is over 40, including making three half-centuries for Somerset in last season’s Royal London One-Day Cup. He also played one first-class and four Twenty20 games for the club.
Ingram added: “I’m delighted to be joining Glamorgan. I had my first taste of playing county cricket with Somerset and I enjoyed it.
“I’ve spoken to Jacques Rudolph about the club and I’m looking forward to the challenge and to playing with my new team-mates.”