Cricket

Dilshan signs for Derbyshire

2015-03-17 12:42
Tillakaratne Dilshan (AFP)

London - Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday.

The experienced 38-year-old will be available for up to four Twenty20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship games when he replaces New Zealand's Martin Guptill as Derbyshire's overseas player in June.

He will then return to the County Ground at the beginning of August after playing in the Caribbean Premier League.

"Derbyshire are an ambitious club with an exciting young team and I'm looking forward to joining them in the NatWest T20 Blast and then returning to help them finish the season strongly," Dilshan told the club website.

"I am really pleased with my current form and this makes me confident I can make a strong contribution to Derbyshire this season."

Dilshan has played in 87 Test matches for Sri Lanka, scoring 5 492 runs, as well as 312 one-day internationals, scoring 9 796 runs, and 232 Twenty20 fixtures, scoring over 5 000 runs.

Read more on:    tillakaratne dilshan  |  cricket

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk
Breaking News

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who will win this year's Cricket World Cup?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.