Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photos)

Sri Lanka‘s Take a look at skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will play for English County aspect Yorkshire after signing a short-term deal for the primary of his three County Championship appearances, anticipated to begin in opposition to Northamptonshire on April 21 (Thursday) at Wantage Highway. He’s anticipated to open the innings together with one other left-handed batter Adam Lyth.

Karunaratne has scored 5 hundred in his final eight Take a look at appearances, together with a career-best 244 in opposition to Bangladesh at Pallekele in April 2022. Speaking about his general numbers in Assessments, Karunaratne has performed 76 matches for Sri Lanka during which he has amassed 5,620 Take a look at runs at a median of 39.57.  The left-handed batter has additionally scored 14 centuries to date.

In ODI’s, he has performed 34 matches and has scored 767 runs at a median of 27.39. He has additionally stroked six fifties within the 50-over format. The 33-year-old is at present positioned fifth in the most effective Take a look at batter rankings on the planet and has been in glorious type in latest months.

Delighted that Dimuth shall be becoming a member of us: Yorkshire director Darren Gough

“We’re delighted that Dimuth shall be becoming a member of us for the subsequent three Championship video games. He has confirmed himself to be an distinctive chief for Sri Lanka and is an amazing Take a look at-match batter. It could solely profit the lads in our altering rooms to have a participant of his high quality and I’m certain they are going to all get quite a bit from it. I’m assured he’ll contribute runs and luxuriate in his time at Yorkshire.” Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s interim director of cricket, was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

To notice, Karunaratne has turn out to be the third Asian abroad signing made by Yorkshire this season. Aside from Karunaratne, Pakistani categorical pacer Haris Raul has additionally signed a cope with Yorkshire for the primary six matches of the Championship season. Equally, his countrymen all-rounder Shadab Khan can be anticipated to affix the group for the Vitality Blast, scheduled to be performed later.

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