Kane Williamson    Getty Images
Kane Williamson Getty Images

New Zealand‘s skipper Kane Williamson returns to Yorkshire for his fourth stint in County Championship 2018. Williamson was part of Yorkshire when they lifted the cup in 2014. He was a chief contributor in their title run; amassing 629 runs at an average of 57. Being a part of the club in 2013 and 2016, the Kiwi batsman is set to regroup with his old club again. England’s captain Joe Root also plays for the same side.

‘Looking forward to contributing to a winning Yorkshire side’

“I’m really excited to be linking up with Yorkshire once again. I thoroughly enjoyed my previous spells with the Club and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to a winning Yorkshire side”, stated Williamson.

Yorkshire’s director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon says…

“Kane’s abilities are there for all to see and he has consistently performed well at the highest level for a significant period of time. He’s a cool character and a calm, reassuring influence on and off the field. He is a perfect fit for our dressing room at this moment in time. He’s a very experienced and highly skilled individual and, having spent periods of time with us in the past, Kane knows the Club and the players well and will be able to slot straight in to our playing group. His career has continued to go from strength to strength and he remains one of the best batsmen in the world. Hopefully he gives us the boost we need ahead of the 2018 campaign.”

What’s up with Kane right now?

Williamson is currently involved in a two-match Test series versus West Indies at home. The longer format will be followed by ODIs and T20Is. Williamson will have proper match practice ahead of his County stint following Kiwis’ busy home schedule; hosting Pakistan, England and Australia.