[caption id="attachment_620657" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/thisara.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-620657" alt="Thisara Perera Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/thisara.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Thisara Perera Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lankan</a> all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/thisara-perera" target="_blank">Thisara Perera</a> will be Gloucestershire's second overseas player for their T20 Blast campaign, the English county announced on Thursday. 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. <p></p> <p></p>"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." <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="When WG Grace fielded for Sussex against Gloucestershire" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/when-wg-grace-fielded-for-ks-ranjitsinhji-against-his-own-county-gloucestershire-356762">When WG Grace fielded for Sussex against Gloucestershire</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>Perera was in the news for wrong reasons in the Champions Trophy after he dropped a sitter of Sarfraz Ahmed in a must-win against Pakistan. Sarfraz went on to win the nail-biter for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were handed a group-stage exit. Pakistan later went on to win the tournament.