Yorkshire County Cricket Club has named their 2016 player-of-the-year Tim Bresnan as the club’s vice-captain.
Bresnan, 31, was offered the role by newly-appointed Club captain Gary Ballance with the pair looking to deliver silverware across all three formats at Headingley in 2017.
“I was surprised to be asked to be honest,” “Gary (Gary Ballance) phoned me and asked ‘I’ve got to ask you something mate, would you be vice-captain for me’ and I was like ‘yes, I’m over the moon’.
Bresnan is currently Down Under and set to play in the climax to the Australian Big Bash competition, having replaced county colleague David Willey at the Perth Scorchers.
Despite all the excitement around Saturday’s final at The WACA, the all-rounder is immensely excited for the start of the domestic season with a new-look White Rose setup in early April.
He added: “I’m immensely excited for the new season. Whenever there’s change, some people are put off by it. Some people see change as a new challenge or chapter. I think that’s exactly what we’re going through and what we’ve got. Gaz is going to bring something a little bit different than what Andrew Gale did as captain, and Galey as a coach is going to bring something different than what Dizzy did. Change is a good thing as long as you’re all pulling in the same direction and singing from the same sheet.