Sri Lankan Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has joined Yorkshire county on a short-term contract and will begin his County Championship stint when Yorkshire takes on Northamptonshire at Wantage Road on Thursday.
He will be part of the county for 3 matches and will be hoping to continue his excellent form. Karunaratne has scored 5 centuries in his last eight Tests for Sri Lanka.
“We are delighted that Dimuth will be joining us for the next three Championship games. He has proven himself to be an exceptional leader for Sri Lanka and is a tremendous Test-match batter,” Yorkshire’s interim director of cricket, Darren Gough stated.
“I’m confident he will contribute runs and enjoy his time” – Darren Gough on Dimuth Karunaratne
Karunaratne will be playing alongside Adam Lyth at the top of the order for Yorkshire. The county team is looking to offset the damage caused by Azeem Rafiq’s racial allegations and the Sri Lankan skipper is the third Asian signing made by Yorkshire.
“It can only benefit the lads in our changing rooms to have a player of his quality and I’m sure they will all get a lot from it. I’m confident he will contribute runs and enjoy his time at Yorkshire,” Gough further added.