Travis Head-Ing For Yorkshire

Australian batsman has signed as an overseas player for the new season.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club have completed their overseas recruitment drive for 2016.

The Tykes have signed up highly rated Australian top order batsman Travis Head.

The 22-year-old left-hander, who will play all formats for Yorkshire, will join on July 18 once Kane Williamson returns to international duty with New Zealand.

Head said: “I can’t wait to get over to England and play for Yorkshire, the best side in the English game,” said Head, who currently captains South Australia Redbacks in the Sheffield Shield – Australia’s equivalent of the County Championship.

“To work alongside Dizzy (Jason Gillespie) is also an added attraction. He was brilliant for the Strikers and I have heard so many positive things about what he is doing with the team at Yorkshire.

“To play across all formats is important to me and playing in English conditions will be a good challenge. I can’t wait to get over and make an impact.”

Gillespie added: “Travis is a great signing for us..

“He has had a terrific season in Australia and is eager to develop his skills in England.

“The fact that he can adapt to all formats is beneficial to us. He will add something different to the squad with his aggressive batting style and his ability with the ball as a genuine spinner.

“He has a lot of maturity for a young man and his cricket intelligence is improving with every match. He will fit in nicely to our system.”

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