|Full name||Dinuk Sulaksana Hettiarachchi|
|Born||July 15, 1976 (age 40)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Test debut (cap 86)||15 March 2001 v England|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 March 2017
Dinuka Hettiarachchi (born July 15, 1976 in Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan Test cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler. Though he not played in international cricket since 2001, he is an active member in Sri Lanka domestic seasons. In 222 First-class matches, Hettiarachchi has taken 929 wickets, which ranks him one of the best domestic players of the world.
Hettiarachchi began playing cricket in 1995 for Tamil Union. He represented clubs at every level from under-13s to under-19s and beyond to senior level. His left-arm spinners and inventive batting action led him to perform extremely well for the Colombo Colts, but despite this the selectors favoured Rangana Herath and Niroshan Bandaratilleke.
Hettiarachchi was given his chance in the 1997 tour of Sri Lanka, the 1998 tour of South Africa, and the tri-series in 1999 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Having played against Zimbabwe, he was called to play against South Africa and Pakistan, but was not called to represent either.
He played his only Test against England in 2001 at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.
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