Role Batsman/Right-handed, Wicket-keeper, Right-arm off break Bowler
Relation(s) Ishika Jayasekara (Spouse)
Dinesh Chandimal Biography
Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal born on 18 November 1989 is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer and the present captain for Sri Lanka in Test cricket, and a previous captain in the ODI and T20 groups. A helpful and deft right-hand batsman who is now and then plays as the wicket-keeper center order batsman. Chandimal is the first captain to lead Sri Lanka in the day-night Test match.
Chandimal began his cricketing vocation as a youngster at his first school Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda. Later he moved to Ananda College, Colombo captaining the under-17 group. In 2008, he was named captain of the school's initial eleven, which he drove in 13 altogether wins in a season, re-composing history in Sri Lankan school cricket. He was the principal schoolboy cricketer to surpass 1,000 keeps running with a total of 1,580 and won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award in 2009. Subsequent to leaving school, he joined the Nondescripts Cricket Club.
He made his international amid the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies, playing in Sri Lanka's gathering recreations against New Zealand. After additionally playing against New Zealand, Chandimal was chosen for an ODI tri-arrangement in Zimbabwe, where the two sides likewise played India. He made his introduction against Zimbabwe, scoring an unbeaten 10 as his side traveled to a nine-wicket win and afterward enrolled his maiden worldwide century by scoring 111 runs off 118 balls against India, an innings that helped his side both win the match and thump India out of the competition.
He additionally turned into the most youthful Sri Lankan to score an ODI century. Chandimal influenced his Test to make a big appearance for Sri Lanka in December 2011, in the second Test of the series against South Africa in Durban. He turned into the main Sri Lankan batsman to score half hundreds of years in the two innings on Test make a big appearance.
Rise to Glory
Dinesh Chandimal holds the joint record for taking the most number of wickets in a solitary T20I as a fielder- 4. Amid 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, against Australia in Sydney, Chandimal scored 50 off 22 balls, was the speediest fifty preceding Angelo Mathews scored fifty in 20-ball.
Chandimal was incorporated to the test series with India as the changeless wicket-attendant and demonstrated a brilliant ability in the test level too.
Chandimal had an amazing run scoring all through the England series in 2016 and after that in Australia series at home. He scored five back to back ODI half hundreds of years, which rises to most continuous 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, barely shy of 2 keeps running for Chandimal's 6th back to back fifty.
Amid the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) sell off, he was purchased for $50,000 by the Rajasthan Royals. As of late, he marked an agreement with Chittagong Vikings to play in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League for the Chittagong Vikings.
On 17 July 2013, Chandimal turned into the most youthful ODI captain for Sri Lanka, when he was designated as the ODI captain for initial two matches against South Africa in Colombo. In 2013, he was additionally named captain of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 International side and furthermore bad habit chief of the nation's one day universal group. In any case, after numerous poor exhibitions in respective series and in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Chandimal was dropped from restricted over squads. Amid Zimbabwe visit, he was again dropped from the ODI squad also.