Yorkshire add former England seamer Liam Plunkett to squad ahead of 2013 campaign

Last Updated: 02/10/12 10:02am

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Liam Plunkett: Believes Yorkshire will have the best bowling attack in the country in 2012

Liam Plunkett: Believes Yorkshire will have the best bowling attack in the country in 2012

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Yorkshire have bolstered their bowling options ahead of next season by signing the former England seamer Liam Plunkett.

The Tykes will return to Division One of the LV= County Championship next term and, having already signed former Northants man Jack Brooks, they have now agreed a three-year deal with Plunkett.

The paceman will be reunited at Headingley with his former Durham head coach Martyn Moxon, who is now Yorkshire's director of cricket.

The 27-year-old has played nine Tests and 21 one-day internationals for England, the most recent of which was against Australia last February.

"I am delighted to be joining Yorkshire for next season," said Plunkett. "I felt the time was right for a new challenge in my career and the opportunity to join one of the biggest clubs in the country was too good to turn down.

"The club has had a strong 2012 and I believe adding myself and Jack Brooks to the current squad will give us the best bowling attack in the country, and will help propel us towards silverware in 2013."

Moxon added: "I know Liam well from my time in Durham and he brings experience and quality to the Yorkshire side, as we head back to the First Division of the LV= County Championship.

"He is still only 27 and I'm sure Yorkshire can further assist his development and help him achieve his ambitions within the game. I look forward to working with him again."

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