Yorkshire are confident ahead of 2017 season and determined to send Ryan Sidebottom into retirement with another Championship title, says opener Alex Lees.
Yorkshire have named an 18-man squad for their pre-season tour of the United Arab Emirates between 11 March and 24 March.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gale’s Yorkshire has a burning desire to win three County Championship titles in a row to emulate the great Brian Close side of the late sixties.
Alex Lees, speaking on Yorkshire’s pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi played down his chances of making the England touring party to the Caribbean.
Two players from the 2014 LV= County Championship winning side have signed new contracts. Seamer Steve Patterson has signed until December 2016 and England Lions opener Alex Lees has committed his future until December 2019.
Yorkshire claimed their first County Championship crown in 13 years, and only their second in 44 years, as they beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 152 runs at Trent Bridge.