Thisara Perera: Gloucestershire re-sign Sri Lanka all-rounder for opening T20 Blast games

Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera has made 73 T20 appearances for Sri Lanka

Gloucestershire have re-signed Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera for their first two T20 Blast games.

Perera had a spell with the county last season and will cover for Andrew Tye, who is in Zimbabwe with Australia.

The 29-year-old will be available for the away games against Somerset on Friday and Middlesex on Sunday.

Chief executive Will Brown told the club website: "Having a player of Thisara's quality join the club is a huge coup for Gloucestershire."

Meanwhile, Australian opener Michael Klinger has linked up again with Gloucestershire, having taken a break from cricket after his wife Cindy was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2017.

"She's doing really well," Klinger, who turned 38 on Wednesday, told BBC Radio Bristol.

"She's had a tough five or six months going through chemotherapy and needs some ongoing treatment going forward, but she's improved a lot from where she was six months ago.

"We got some really positive results six weeks ago and, once we got that, we made the decision for me to come over here and play, because that was in doubt up until then."