Dimitri Mascarenhas Biography
Dimitri Mascarenhas is a former England all-rounder who largely played in one-day cricket for the England national cricket team.
Mascarenhas was born to Sri Lankan parents but was brought up in Perth, Western Australia.
It was in 1996 that he moved to England to pursue his career as a professional cricketer.
He made his debut on June 28, 2007 against West Indies in T20I, and ODI debut in the same year against the same opponents.
Rise to glory
It was in 2007, when he was taken in England’s national squad against India where he hit Yuvraj for five sixes off consecutive deliveries in the final over of the sixth ODI at The Oval.
Mascarenhas has played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2008.
He featured in Hampshire's victorious C&G Trophy campaign in 2005.
He played for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2012.
He also played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League 2013.
Mascarenhas was the first player to take a hat trick in the T20 format, in 2004.
Mascarenhas retired from all forms of cricket in 2013, ending his 18 year career.
In the span of his entire career he scored 12,000 runs and picked 900 wickets.
After his retirement in 2013, he was appointed as bowling coach of New Zealand team but stepped down a year later.
In the later half of 2016, Dimitri was appointed as coach of Cricket Australia’s U16 side.