Head relishes Yorkshire return

18 March 2017 09:11:28 EST

Australia international batsman Travis Head is returning to Yorkshire as a Twenty20 specialist this summer.

Head was on the playing staff at Headingley last summer for all formats and will be one of the overseas players for the 2017 NatWest Blast along with compatriot Peter Handscomb.

The 23-year-old batsman played four Blast matches for the Vikings last season, scoring 113 runs at a strike rate of 134.52, before being called up for Australia's one-day series in Sri Lanka.

"I really enjoyed my time in Yorkshire last year and I can't wait to meet up with the lads again," said Adelaide Strikers star Head.

"As an overseas player, I would like to help the team go further than last year and hopefully win the NatWest T20 Blast."

Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: "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 was an easy decision to bring him back.

"Travis is now an established international cricketer and we are really looking forward to having him onboard. Together with Peter Handscomb, I believe that we have two outstanding overseas players.

"We have all bases covered now, so it is something to look forward to."

Yorkshire reached finals day for only the second time last August but lost in the semi-final to northern rivals Durham.

Yorkshire are 1212/1 to win the County Championship Division 1 title this year, while Middlesex can be backed at 1212/1, Surrey at 66/1 and Somerset at 1212/1.

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