Karunaratne was appointed captain of the Sri Lanka Test side in February and, in his first series at the helm, led his side to a historic 2-0 victory against South Africa
Karunaratne was appointed captain of the Sri Lanka Test side in February and, in his first series at the helm, led his side to a historic 2-0 victory against South Africa

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne signed a deal to become the Hampshire’s overseas player for the first half of the 2019 season, a period which will see him feature in both the County Championship and One-Day Cup competitions. (ALSO READ: Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne relives historic win against South Africa at Port Elizabeth)

Karunaratne was appointed captain of the Sri Lanka Test side in February and, in his first series at the helm, led his side to a historic 2-0 victory against South Africa, becoming the first team from Asia and just the third team overall to win an away Test series against the hosts. (ALSO READ: Well done, Sri Lanka! Huge respect! Twitter hails Sri Lanka’s historic win against South Africa at Port Elizabeth)

The left-hander is a seasoned International star for Sri Lanka having made more than 50 Test and 17 ODI appearances since making his debut in July 2011, becoming a solid and consistent fixture at the top of the order. (ALSO READ: Karunaratne, Mendis, Perera savour Sri Lanka’s historic triumph)

The Colombo-born batter has totalled more than 4,000 runs in his Test career so far with eight centuries and 22 fifties to his name and was named in the most recent ICC’s Men’s Test Team of the Year.