Kane Williamson: Yorkshire re-sign New Zealand batsman

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson recorded his Test best score of 242 against Sri Lanka last month

Yorkshire have re-signed New Zealand international batsman Kane Williamson.

The 24-year-old will join up with the Headingley side for the final three matches of the 2015 season.

Williamson helped the White Rose county to their first County Championship title in 13 years last season, scoring 629 runs at an average of 57.18.

"I have enjoyed my time over the last couple of years and to be given the opportunity to return to the club is great," he told the club website.external-link

"There is a brilliant culture at Yorkshire and it is a real privilege to be part of it.

"After speaking to the players, I know they are keen to get off to a positive start and really make a strong defence of the Championship."

Williamson, who has played 39 Tests for his country, scoring 3,034 runs at an average of 45.96, struck 38 as New Zealand overcame Scotland in the opening match of their World Cup campaign.