Tillakaratne Dilshan: Derbyshire sign Sri Lanka batsman

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 16:13

Derbyshire have signed veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan for two spells this summer.

The 38-year-old will replace Martin Guptill as their overseas player in June and return in early August for the rest of the season.

Dilshan has played 87 Tests, scoring 5,492 runs at an average of 40.98, 313 one-day internationals and 62 T20 matches for Sri Lanka.

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said the signing was "a real coup".

He added that Dilshan is a proven match-winner who has shown this time and time again on the world stage.