England’s county cricket team Yorkshire on Wednesday signed a two-year-deal with the bowler Matthew Waite. The bowling all-rounder will be seen playing for the side for the next two years until 2022 after his impressive run in the 2019 season.
Waite was out of the playing XI for most of the season in 2020 due to injury, but this time he will be expected to cement his place in the side.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it. I think the squad is in a good place at the moment. We’ve made a couple of good signings and the young lads are starting to perform more consistently as well, so I think there’s a lot to look forward to in the next couple of years,” Waite spoke on the club’s official website.
The 24-year-old has played 9 First Class, 13 List A and 6 T20 matches so far since his debut in 2014.
“It’s been a tough couple of years if I’m honest. I had a good pre-season, a good game against Lancashire and I was really looking forward to the season, but unfortunately, I didn’t have the best of luck,” said the all-rounder.
“The backing from the coaches and Martyn (Moxon) is definitely one of the good things. Obviously, I’ve not played much in the last couple of years so to get that backing and a two-year deal fills me with a lot of confidence. Hopefully, I can repay them over the next few years,” Waite added.