England’s county cricket club Durham roped in New Zealand’s batsman Will Young ahead of this year’s County Championship. The 28-year-old had made had made his debut for New Zealand in the Test series against West Indies in December.
Young is an established top-order batsman for Central Districts in New Zealand’s domestic circuit and even led them in the first-class format. Besides, he also boasts of an average of 42.81 in first-class cricket with 5138 runs in 81 matches.
He has tasted success in both limited-overs and first-class cricket, thereby paving him the chance of featuring in the County Championship for Durham.
“I’m happy to say I’ve signed with them and I’ll be heading over at the conclusion of this season to join Durham up in the cold and play three first-class games for them, which will be an awesome opportunity to get over to England and be exposed to those conditions and face the new Dukes ball, “ Young said.
“It will be a fun opportunity to meet a new bunch of guys and experience county cricket, which is something I’ve always wanted to do.” he added.
The right-handed batsman will join Durham ahead of their clash with Essex at the Cloudfm County Ground from April 15. His presence will also fill up the place of Cameron Bancroft especially in the batting department of the side.