The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the signing of Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne.

The top-order batter is set to debut for the Club in this week’s LV= Insurance County Championship game against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. The 33-year-old will then play a further two games; at Headingley against Kent and away at Essex in early-May.

Having scored 5,620 Test Match runs at an average of 39.57 including 14 hundreds, the left-hander has enjoyed a significant success at the highest level and will add significant experience to the Yorkshire side.

Interim Managing Director of Cricket Darren Gough 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.”

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