Thisara Perera Joins Gloucestershire for Opening T20 Blast Games
Veteran all-rounder from Sri Lanka, Thisara Perera has rejoined Gloucestershire for the first two games of their T20 Blast campaign.
Meanwhile, Perera will come in as a cover for Andrew Tye, who is currently in Zimbabwe for Australia.
The 29-year old, who had a spell in last season as well will feature against Somerset on Friday and Middlesex on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive, Will Brown expressed his delight to have Perera back in the side.
“Having a player of Thisara’s quality join the club is a huge coup for Gloucestershire,” he told the club’s website.
Perera brings a lot of experience to the squad possessing the ability to contribute in all the department. He has played 133 ODIs and 78 T20I games for Sri Lanka and has also represented franchise leagues all over the world.
Australia opener Michael Klinger has linked up again with Gloucestershire.
However, he took a break from cricket after his wife Cindy got diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2017.
Klinger, who turned 38 two days back admitted she is progressing up well. Furthermore, he also noted her progress insisted him to go there and play.
“She’s doing really well,” Klinger told BBC Radio Bristol. “She’s had a tough five or six months going through chemotherapy and needs some ongoing treatment going forward, but she’s improved a lot from where she was six months ago. We got some really positive results six weeks ago and, once we got that, we made the decision for me to come over here and play because that was in doubt up until then,” he added.