Thisara joins Gloucestershire

Published : 8:28 am  June 30, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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AFP – Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera will be Gloucestershire’s second overseas player for their T20 Blast campaign, the English County announced yesterday. 

The 28-year-old, who has accrued over 100 one-day international and 50 Twenty20 appearances for his country, replaces Australia’s Andrew Tye, who injured a shoulder in May. 

“I am hoping to bring a bit of Sri Lankan magic to Bristol and Cheltenham, and look forward to entertaining the crowds,” he told the county side’s website. 

“I am delighted to be joining a talented and ambitious side for the T20 Blast. 

“Working alongside two excellent Coaches in Richard Dawson and Ian Harvey, I am sure I will learn a lot whilst at the same time adding to the quality already within the group.” 

Perera was a member of Sri Lanka’s Champions Trophy squad earlier this month and joins Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft as Gloucestershire’s overseas players for the competition that runs from July 7 to September 2.