Yorkshire signs top Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on a short term basis
Sri Lankan top-order batsman Dimuth Karunaratnehas been signed by the Yorkshire team for a short-term, three-game stint, starting this week. He will join another international player, Haris Rauf, and will play the first match against Northamptonshire.
The world number six test batsman is expected to bring his experience and form to the game and lead the team to win the matches while Tom Kohler-Cadmore recovers from his concussion, which he suffered after being hit on the helmet during the Pakistan Super League in February.
Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s interim managing director of cricket, said, “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.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.”
This is Yorkshire’s fourth overseas player to be signed and brought on board in 2022.