Billy Stanlake: Yorkshire sign Australia bowler for T20 Blast

Billy Stanlake
At 6ft 8in, Billy Stanlake is the tallest player to have represented Australia

Yorkshire have signed Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake for this season's T20 Blast.

The 23-year-old, who has played six T20 internationals, is set to play a minimum of 12 games for the Vikings.

Stanlake helped Australia win the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series, featuring New Zealand and England, on Wednesday.

"It'll be a great experience and hopefully an exciting few weeks," he said.

"It's a huge club with great history and tradition and I've only heard positive things from the guys who have been there in the past."

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: "We're delighted to have Billy on board.

"He's someone I noticed when I went out to see Jason Gillespie in the Big Bash. He's a tall, fast bowler with pace and is a wicket-taking option for us."

Stanlake joins New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson as one of Yorkshire's overseas players for the T20 Blast.

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