[caption id="attachment_790713" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-790713" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Thisara-Perera-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Thisara Perera, who last played for Rangpur Riders in their 2017 title-winning campaign, returns with truckloads of runs under his belt. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Veteran <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/thisara-perera/">Thisara Perera</a> on Sunday joined <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh-premier-league">Bangladesh Premier League</a> (BPL) side <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/comilla-victorians">Comilla Victorians</a> and will play the remaining matches of the ongoing league. <p></p> <p></p>Victorians suffered a major blow when <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> star<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/"> Steve Smith</a>, their captain, flew back home to attend to his injured elbow. Smith, serving suspension for his involvement in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ball-tampering">ball-tampering scandal</a>, is set to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/steve-smith-set-to-undergo-surgery-on-tuesday-reports-790399">undergo surgery</a> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Perera, who last played for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rangpur-riders">Rangpur Riders</a> in their 2017 title-winning campaign, returns with truckloads of runs under his belt. In the three ODIs in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a>, the southpaw scored 4, 140 and 80 respectively and claimed two wickets. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/new-zealand-vs-sri-lanka-2nd-odi-new-zealand-survive-thisara-perera-blitz-to-seal-series-2-0-787600">New Zealand survive Thisara Perera blitz to seal series 2-0</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/imrul-kayes/">Imrul Kayes</a> had led the side for their last match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajshahi-kings">Rajshahi Kings</a>. Victorians will next play Chittagong Vikings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.