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Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal

Full Name: Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal

DOB: 18th Nov 1989

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Off break

Team:
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nondescripts Cricket Club
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Wayamba United
  • Sri Lankans
  • Galle Guardians
  • Colombo District
  • Team Sri Lanka
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 46 84 6 3413 43.76 164 6765 50.45 10 16 371 21 73 10
    ODIs 139 126 21 3433 32.7 111 4651 73.81 4 21 235 37 60 7
    T20is 50 43 3 722 18.05 58 698 103.44 0 4 65 15 28 5
    First Class 96 164 15 7163 48.07 244 11896 60.21 20 35 786 92 154 24
    List A 209 192 28 5440 33.17 119* 7038 77.29 7 34 394 80 105 15
    T20s 100 89 9 2221 27.76 93* 1890 117.51 0 16 199 53 57 17
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 46 0 0 - 0 0 0
    ODIs 139 0 0 - 0 0 0
    T20is 50 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 96 3 36 0 18 1 18 3 36 1/13 0 0 0
    List A 209 1 6 0 1 1 1 1 6 1/1 0 0 0
    T20s 100 0 0 - 0 0 0
    Profile

    It is not without reason that Dinesh Chandimal is being billed as the next big thing in Sri Lankan cricket. A reliable batsman and a safe pair of hands behind the stumps, stability was once a luxury he could ill afford. Scarce financial resources assured cricket remain a far-fetched dream, the 2004 tsunami claimed his brother, and his efforts to enroll in the under-13 squad as an off-spinner were nipped in the bud with his bowling action deemed unacceptable. Life had thrown down the gauntlet but he didn't shy away, taking up the gloves and focusing on batting. A successful under-15 tournament helped him find a place in Colombo's Ananda College cricket team. His batting exploits caught the eye of Kumar Sangakkara who encouraged him to join the Nondescripts Cricket Club. A maiden first-class century against New Zealand in a three-day practice game in 2009 earned him a call-up to the national squad for the 2010 World Twenty20. His performance lent credence that he was ready for the fifty-over format and he was selected for the tri-series in Zimbabwe, justifying the faith with a maiden ODI century that knocked India out. Although he wasn't selected for the 2011 World Cup, as the second-highest run-getter for his team in the 2012 CB tri-series in Australia, he is presenting a compelling case to be included in the 2015 World Cup.

    Last Updated:22nd Feb 2016 Author:Nisha Shetty
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