Pushing 38, Tillakaratne Dilshan will make his County debut for Surrey. This is the first time the Sri Lankan hard-hitter will play English domestic cricket. Dilshan will be a replacement for Hashim Amla.
Dilshan, who only plays limited-overs cricket for Sri Lanka, is likely to play his first County game against Hampshire on June 28 and play in the NatWest T20 Blast match against Kent on July 2 before returning to Sri Lanka for the one-day series against South Africa. He will then return to Surrey until late August when Sri Lanka host an ODI series against Pakistan, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for me to play for Surrey," Dilshan said. "They are one of the most historic clubs in the world and I very much hope to make a big impact whilst there. I've enjoyed playing at The Oval in the past and look forward to returning there with Surrey."