Travis Head signs for 2017 NatWest T20 Blast campaign
— 18 March 2017
Australian international Travis Head will return to Headingley as the Yorkshire Vikings’ overseas player for the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast.
The 23-year-old batsman played four NatWest T20 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 International Series in Sri Lanka.
Head has represented his country 29 times in white ball cricket since January 2016 and the Adelaide Strikers star is one of the most explosive players in the Australian Big Bash.
Speaking about returning to Headingley, Head said: “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.
“As an overseas player, I would like to help the team go further than last year and hopefully win the NatWest T20 Blast.”
Martyn Moxon, Director of Cricket, who broke the news to Members at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at Headingley, said: Moxon: “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.
“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.
“We have all bases covered now, so it is something to look forward to.”
Andrew Gale, First XI Coach added: “It was a no-brainer to bring Travis back. If we had the opportunity to bring him back, we were always going to. He has gone from strength-to-strength since he left us last summer, getting into the Australia team and being a consistent performer for them.
“We have been looking at someone to make a big impact and Travis did that for us last year. He is a fantastic player around the dressing room and a fantastic one on the pitch.
“That middle order batting position has been key for us in T20 over the last few years, getting someone who is explosive and can win you a game. Travis did that for us last year and given his availability, we were always going to try and sign him again.”
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