|Full name||Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal|
18 November 1989 |
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 122)||26 December 2011 v South Africa|
|Last Test||15 March 2017 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 144)||1 June 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||25 March 2017 v Bangladesh|
|T20I debut (cap 33)||30 April 2010 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||25 January 2017 v South Africa|
|T20I shirt no.||36|
|Domestic team information|
|2009–present||Nondescripts Cricket Club|
|2010–present||Ruhuna (squad no. 17)|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 March 2017|
Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal (Sinhalese: දිනේෂ් චන්දිමාල්; born 18 November 1989) is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and a former limited overs captain for Sri Lanka. A handy and agile right-handed batsman who currently is the wicket-keeper in all formats. He is currently the vice captain in all formats.
Chandimal was a key member of 2012 ICC World Twenty20 runner-up team and 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning team. He led Sri Lanka in first group stage of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, until was suspended for slow over rate and subsequently lost the place in the team for the remainder of the tournament. Chandimal is often appointed as the T20I captain when the regular captain is not available.
- 1 School cricket
- 2 Youth career
- 3 First class cricket
- 4 International cricket
- 5 International centuries
- 6 Awards
- 7 Personal life
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Chandimal started his cricketing career as a teenager at his first school Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda. Later he moved to Ananda College, Colombo captaining the under-17 team. In 2008, he was appointed captain of the school's first eleven, which he led in 13 outright wins in a season, re-writing history in Sri Lankan school cricket. He was the first schoolboy cricketer to exceed 1,000 runs with an aggregate of 1,580, and won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award in 2009. After leaving school, he joined the [[Nondescripts Cricket Club|Nondescripts Crictmkoc
Dinesh Chandimal has the record for the most number of dismissals as wicketkeeper for Sri Lanka in Youth ODI history(51) and also he's the only Sri Lankan wicketkeeper to involve in 50+ dismissals in Youth ODI history.
First class cricket
He scored 64, 04, and 109 in his first three innings for Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI. He is an aggressive batsman who scored two centuries for his country's U-19s, which he vice-captained, and played for the Sri Lanka Cricket XI and Schools Invitation XI for List A and Twenty20 cricket.
He made his international debut during the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies, playing in Sri Lanka's group games against New Zealand and Zimbabwe in the initial group stage and then playing against Australia in the "Super Eight" final series.
After also playing against New Zealand in a Twenty20 match in Florida, Chandimal was selected for an ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe, where the two sides also played India. He made his debut against Zimbabwe, scoring an unbeaten 10 as his side cruised to a nine-wicket win and then registered his maiden international century by scoring 111 runs off 118 balls against India, an innings that helped his side both win the match (by six wickets) and knock India out of the tournament. He also became the youngest Sri Lankan to score an ODI century.
Chandimal made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in December 2011, in the second Test of the series against South Africa in Durban. He made half-centuries (58 and 54) in each of Sri Lanka's innings becoming the first Sri Lankan batsman to score half centuries in both innings on Test debut. This incidentally led Sri Lanka to their first Test win in South Africa.
In 2013 he was appointed captain of the Sri Lanka T20 side and also vice-captain of the country's one day international team. During the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, he was bought for $50,000 by the Rajasthan Royals, but didn't play in any of their matches in 2012. During the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, he stepped down from the captaincy after injury and bad performance and later Lasith Malinga appointed as the captain. Malinga was able to lead the team for their first ever Twenty20 champion title and this strengthen Malinga as the permanent captain of the Twenty20 team.
Dinesh Chandimal holds the joint record for taking the most number of catches in a single T20I as a fielder(4) along with Darren Sammy,Ajinkya Rahane,Peter Borren,Corey Anderson and Babar Hayat.He too has taken the most number of catches for Sri Lanka in a single T20I.
During 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, against Australia in Sydney, Chandimal scored 50 off 22 balls, was the fastest fifty before Angelo Mathews scored 20-ball fifty, by Sri Lankan batsman in Cricket world cup history, where Sri Lanka had a massive 377 target to chase. During the innings, he was retired hurt, and eventually Sri Lanka lost the match by 64 runs.
|Representing Sri Lanka|
Chandimal was included to the test series with India as the permanent wicket-keeper and showed an excellent talent in the test level as well. In the first innings, he scored 59 runs but eventually Sri Lanka were all out for 183. In the second innings after India's huge 375 runs, Sri Lanka were all out for 367 runs courtesy of Chandimal's brilliant knock of unbeaten 162 runs. He was the star for the Sri Lankan innings with 16 fours and 4 sixes. Sri Lanka had a 175 lead and India were just ended with 112 runs and Sri Lanka won the match by 63 runs. Due to Chandimal's batting performance in the right time, he was adjudged as man of the match.
His third ODI century came after five years of delay, against Ireland on 16 June 2016.
Chandimal had an impressive run scoring throughout the England series in 2016 and then in Australia series at home. He scored five consecutive ODI half centuries, which equals most consecutive ODI fifties by a Sri Lankan with Jayasuriya, Sangakkara and Dilshan. He missed the Sri Lankan record, when he lbw by Adam Zampa on 48, just short of 2 runs for Chandimal's sixth consecutive fifty. Chandimal finished the England series with scores of 52, 62, 63 and 53 and in first ODI against Australia, he scored his fifth consecutive fifty with unbeaten 80.
Dinesh Chandimal holds the record for the most number of dismissals as a wicketkeeper in a single T20I for Sri Lanka(4) and also the only Sri Lankan wicketkeeper to effect in 4 dismissals as wicketkeeper in a T20I for Sri Lanka.He's also having the record for most number of catches for Sri Lanka in an innings of a T20I(3) and also the only Sri Lankan wicketkeeper to effect in 3 catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I innings.
|Test centuries of Dinesh Chandimal|
|||116||6||Bangladesh||Galle, Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium||9 March 2013||Drawn|
|||102||7||Bangladesh||Colombo, Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium||16 March 2013||Won|
|||100||12||Bangladesh||Chittagong, Bangladesh||ZAC Stadium||4 February 2014||Won|
|||162*||19||India||Galle, Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium||14 August 2015||Won|
|||151||22||West Indies||Galle, Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium||15 October 2015||Won|
|||126||27||England||Chester-Le-Street, England||Riverside Ground||27 May 2016||Lost|
|||132||31||Australia||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||14 August 2016||Won|
|||138||36||Bangladesh||Colombo, Sri Lanka||P Sara Oval||15 March 2017||Tbd|
One Day International centuries
|One Day International centuries of Dinesh Chandimal|
|||111||2||India||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||5 June 2010||Won|
|||105*||6||England||London, England||Lord's Cricket Ground||3 July 2011||Won|
|||100*||108||Ireland||Malahide, Ireland||The Village||16 June 2016||Won|
|||102||117||Australia||Dambulla, Sri Lanka||Rangiri Dambulla Stadium||28 August 2016||Lost|
- Dialog SLC Test Batsman of the Year 2015
Test Cricket – Man of the match awards
- In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
|1||1st Test – India in Sri Lanka Test Series||2015||1st Innings – 59 (77 balls, 9x4) ; WK 1 Ct.
2nd Innings - 162* (169 balls, 19x4, 4x6) ; WK 1 St.
|Sri Lanka Won by 63 runs|
One Day Internationals - Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||India||Harare Sports Club, Harare||5 June 2010||111 (118 balls: 6x4, 5x6)||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.|
|2||England||Lord's, London||3 July 2011||105* (126 balls: 11x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.|
|3||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||2 March 2012||75 (84 balls: 3x4, 2x6)||Sri Lanka won by 9 runs.|
|4||South Africa||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||23 July 2013||43 (51 balls: 4x4, 0x6)||Sri Lanka won by 17 runs.|
|5||Pakistan||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi||27 December 2013||64* (70 balls: 1x4, 1x6)||Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets.|
On 26 December 2004, Dinesh was just a 14-year-old boy when his family home was destroyed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami tragedy.He still frequents Galle, to memorize the tragic incident which devastated his family.
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