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Dinesh Chandimal

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Rajasthan, Wayamba, Sri Lanka Under-19, Wayamba United, Rest of Sri Lanka, Rest of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket Board President XI, Uthura Yellows
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
39
Bowling:
0
Batting:
42
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
November 18, 1989, Balapitiya

Profile

Dinesh Chandimal first came into limelight when his brilliantly composed innings of 111 helped Sri Lanka knock India out of the 2010 Tri-nation tournament in Zimbabwe. The Balapitiya-born youngster is highly rated in domestic circles and has been expected to take over the wicket-keeping gloves from the incumbent Kumar Sangakkara in future.

A prolific scorer since his schooling days, Chandimal continued his rich vein of form for Sri Lanka's Under-19 sides and was part of the Islanders' 2008 Under-19 World Cup squad. Sangakkara who was versed with the youngster's batting talents, recommended him to Nondescripts Cricket Club and Chandimal showed glimpses of his talent with a maiden century against a strong visiting New Zealand line-up. Following a fine Inter Provincial Twenty20 tournament, he was quickly drafted into Sri Lanka's 2010 World Twenty20 squad.

An attacking batsman who loves to cut the ball as was evident in his maiden ODI century against India; Chandimal is also a technically gifted keeper with quick reflexes. He is a part of Ruhunu Eleven, one of Sri Lanka's domestic Twenty20 sides. Impressive performances in the Champions League T20 2011 granted him a Test berth in the series against South Africa later that year, where he struck consecutive fifties in both innings. Having never been a part of the Indian T20 League, he was included in Rajasthan for the fifth season in 2012. The following year, he was named captain of the Sri Lankan T20 side, along with the vice-captaincy role in the longer version. Chandimal, however, withdrew his participation in the Indian T20 League's sixth season to concentrate on further training for Sri Lanka's international commitments. Chandimal plays a major role for Sri Lanka in all formats of the game.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 12 20 875 3 51.47 57.64 3 5 116*
ODI 80 72 1875 12 31.25 74.08 2 11 111
T20 26 20 266 0 13.3 93.66 0 1 56
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 15 4 0
ODI 28 1 3
T20 12 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 2 2 0 0 0 100
T20 12 8 4 0 0 66.67

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2014
 
ODI:
2010-2014
 
T20:
2010-2014
Test
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 26, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Feb 04, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Jun 01, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 03, 2014
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Providence Stadium, Guyana - Apr 30, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs England at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 27, 2014
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