Australian limited-overs cricketer Travis Head on Saturday was re-signed by one of the premier County Clubs Yorkshire as overseas player for the 2017 NatWest Twenty20 Blast which is scheduled from July 7.
The 23-year-old Adelaide-born batting sensation Head has expressed his delight while making announcement on his return to the shorter version of the game in England.
“I am looking forward to returning to Headingley to play for the Yorkshire Vikings in 2017. I really enjoyed my time in Yorkshire last year and I can’t wait to meet up with the lads again,” Head was quoted as saying by ECB.co.uk.
Before being inducted into Australia’s One-day International squad against Sri Lanka in August last year, Head in last year’s competition had played four matches for Yorkshire Vikings where he scored 113 runs at the strike-rate of over 134 while having the average of 28.25.
“As an overseas player, I would like to help the team go further than last year and hopefully win the NatWest T20 Blast,” Head said.
Considered as one of the explosive batsman, Head has been a reckoning force for the Adelaide Strikers during the KFC Big Bash League.
At the annual meeting of club at Headingley, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon has revealed it to the media.
“Travis is now an established international cricketer and we are really looking forward to having him on board. Together with Peter Handscomb, I believe that we have two outstanding overseas players,” Moxon stated.
Moxon has also hailed Head for his efforts he put in with every game. He further stated Head has been a productive for the Yorkshire and they are happy to avail his services in order to strength the bench.
“When Travis came over last year, although his stay was relatively brief, he showed his capabilities in that short period. He has gone from strength to strength since then, so it an easy decision to bring him back,” Moxon concluded.
Andrew Gale, the Yorkshire coach stated Head has been consistent performer for the club and equally for the national team. And he was the one they were looking for.
“It was a no-brainer to bring Travis back. We have been looking at someone to make a big impact and Travis did that for us last year, Gale concluded.
Since making his debut in January 2015, Head has played 22 One-day Internationals and seven Twenty20 Internationals for the Men in Baggy Green.