Williamson returning to Yorkshire

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NZN,
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Cricket,
Publish Date
Friday, 8 December 2017, 8:56AM
Kane Williamson in action for Yorkshire in 2016. (Photo \ Getty Images)
Kane Williamson in action for Yorkshire in 2016. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has signed on for a fourth season as Yorkshire's overseas batsman, the county cricket club said.

He will be available to play 11 Twenty20 matches, the first scheduled for July 13 against Durham, and four county championship fixtures.

The 27-year-old right-hander is currently the fifth-ranked batsman in the world with a Test average of 50.66.

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon says Williamson's abilities are well- known.

"He's a cool character and a calm, reassuring influence on and off the field.

"He's a very experienced and highly skilled individual, knows the club and players well, and will be able to slot straight in to our playing group."

Williamson says he has enjoyed his previous stints at Yorkshire, and is looking forward to rejoining the White Rose.

"I've enjoyed some of my happiest cricketing moments with the county and I hope I can help improve the team both on and off the field," he said.

"There have been a few changes since I was last involved but I still know most of the characters in the dressing room and, with Andrew Gale as coach, I'm sure that the winning culture remains as strong as ever."

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