Jeevan Mendis: Derbyshire sign Sri Lanka all-rounder

Jeevan Mendis
Jeevan Mendis has taken 225 wickets and hit 16 centuries in first-class cricket

Derbyshire have signed Sri Lanka all-rounder Jeevan Mendis for the first half of next summer.

The 33-year-old will fill the county's overseas player role from April until the arrival of South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir in June.

Mendis has played 54 one-day and 16 Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka.

"He is an experienced match winner who will also help our talented youngsters," director of cricket Kim Barnett told the club website.

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