Yorkshire Vikings sign Australia's Travis Head for Natwest T20 Blast
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 18/03/17 11:37am
Yorkshire Vikings have signed Australia international batsman Travis Head for the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast.
The 23-year-old played four Blast matches for the Vikings last season, scoring 113 runs at a strike rate of 134.52, but his spell was cut short when he was 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 has been one of the most explosive players in the Aussie Big Bash.
Ahead of the T20 Blast, which will be shown on Sky Sports, 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."
Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "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 on board."