Yorkshire Vikings sign Kane Williamson for the ongoing T20 Blast season

Yorkshire Vikings sign Kane Williamson for the ongoing T20 Blast season

He played for SRH in the IPL and led them to the final earlier this year.

Kane Williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

T20 Blast is up and running in England with as many as 18 teams divided into two groups are fighting it out for the ultimate glory. Yorkshire Vikings are set to be bolstered ahead of their next game as the national players will return to the team after the end of the series. Moreover, they have bagged the services of Kane Williamson for the ongoing season which should hold them in good stead as far as their batting line-up is concerned.

He will be available for 10 matches of the tournament for Yorkshire excluding any potential quarterfinal and will also play 3 County matches according to his contract between July 20 and September 1. The stylish Kiwi has been included in the 13-man squad by the franchise for their next game against Lancashire on Friday.

He was the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year and led them to the final of the tournament. He was in exceptional form with the bat and was one of the highest run-getters with amazing consistency.

Kane delighted to join Yorkshire

Kane Williamson has played for Yorkshire previously and was also the part of the squad which won the County Championship in 2014. He was thrilled to join the same team once again and was keen to create some unforgettable memories with his teammates.

“It’s great to be back. I’ve had a couple of years where I haven’t been able to come back to play for a number of reasons, so it’s great to have the opportunity to come back for a couple of months to play for Yorkshire, which is a fantastically proud club. I’ve got a lot of fond memories here, a lot of friendships,” he was quoted as saying by The Press.

He also praised the crowd of Yorkshire as they are very passionate and was confident of enjoying the game during his stint with the Club. “The supporters are very, very passionate. It’s a fortunate place to play your cricket given the way they treat the game and the crowds we’re able to get. They get right behind their team in all formats, which is nice,” the 27-year-old added.

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