SL’s Dimuth Karunaratne joins Yorkshire for short-term Championship stint

Dimuth Karunaratne will play for Yorkshire. Image : AFP/Getty

Dimuth Karunaratne will play for Yorkshire. Image : AFP/Getty

Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s Test chief, has finished paperwork for Yorkshire on a momentary arrangement, with the first of his three LV County Championship appearances due to take place against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road on Thursday.

Dimuth Karunaratne, 33, is right now the No.5 positioned Test player on the planet, and has partaken in a productive run of structure lately, with five centuries in his last eight Tests, including a profession best 244 against Bangladesh at Pallekele in April 2021.

In all he has scored 5,620 Test runs at 39.57, with an aggregate of 14 hundreds, and looks set to shape a left-given opening organization with Adam Lyth at the highest point of Yorkshire’s batting card.

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“We are happy that Dimuth will go along with us for the following three Championship games,” Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s break overseer of cricket, said. “He has won over be an extraordinary pioneer for Sri Lanka and is an enormous Test-match hitter.

“It can help the fellows in our changing rooms to have a player of his quality and I’m certain they will generally get a great deal from it. I’m sure he will contribute runs and partake in his time at Yorkshire.”

Dimuth Karunaratne is the third Asian abroad marking made by Yorkshire this season, following a colder time of year of off-field disturbance right after Azeem Rafiq’s charges of institutional bigotry. Haris Rauf, the Pakistani quick bowler, has endorsed for at minimum the initial six matches of the Championship season, while Shadab Khan, the leg-spinning allrounder, will join for the Vitality Blast.

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