Chipstead has moved swiftly to replace their original overseas with Sri Lankan speedster, Dhanushka Ranasinghe, for their upcoming Surrey Championship season.

Ranasinghe is a left-arm quick playing for Kandy Customs Sports Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

Ranasinghe can lay claim to holding the best debut figures in Sri Lankan first-class history when bagging 8-76 (23.3) against Sri Lankan Army (March 2020). He would go on to take 10 wickets in the match (10-97).

Prior to his first-class debut, Ranasinghe had spent the past four years plying his trade in Qatar. He dominated Premier League cricket following a glittering junior and school career in Sri Lanka. Prior to his move to Kandy Customs Sports Club (2023), Ranasinghe was a mainstay of the Panadura squad since COVID where he impressed across all formats.

During the 2022 SLC Major Clubs Limited Overs Tournament, he starred taking 16 wickets at 20.90. This, alongside his 12 wickets at 261.6 in T20 cricket, makes him a stand-out left-arm quick in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

The Kandy star is now set to showcase his talent in the UK having signed with Chipstead for their 2024 Surrey Championship campaign.