Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson returns to Yorkshire for fourth stint

It will be Williamson's fourth stint with the Headingley side.
It will be Williamson's fourth stint with the Headingley side. Photo credit: Getty Images

Yorkshire have re-signed Blackcaps captain and batsman Kane Williamson for a fourth spell with the county, subject to paperwork being finalised.

The 27-year-old will join up with the Headingley side in July and will be available to play 11 T20 Blast matches and four County Championship fixtures.

"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," Williamson said in a statement.

"I've enjoyed some of my happiest cricketing moments with the county and I hope I can help improve the team both on and off the field.

"There have been a few changes since I was last involved but I still know most of the characters in the dressing room and, with Andrew Gale as coach, I'm sure that the winning culture remains as strong as ever.

"I'm sure more success is just around the corner and hopefully I can play a part in that."

Williamson previously played for Yorkshire in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

His first match for the club will be against Durham on Friday, July 14 (NZ time).