Dinesh Chandimal

Dinesh Chandimal
sriSri Lanka
Wicketkeeper Batter
Current Team
Sri Lanka
ICC Cricket World Cup
November 18, 1989

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Dinesh Chandimal Profile

Dinesh Chandimal, a name synonymous with Sri Lankan cricket, has carved a niche for himself on the global stage. Born in Balapitiya, his journey from a small-town boy to captaining the national team is nothing short of inspirational. With a natural flair for batting, Chandimal’s technique and poise at the crease have often been the linchpin for Sri Lanka in crucial matches. His debut in 2010 against India marked the beginning of an illustrious career that saw him donning multiple hats – a reliable batsman, a tactical captain, and a spirited wicketkeeper. Beyond the international arena, his contributions in domestic cricket are commendable, showcasing his consistent performance and dedication to the sport. As he continues to play, fans and pundits alike eagerly watch, anticipating more record-breaking innings and leadership milestones. Chandimal’s legacy is a testament to his talent, hard work, and unwavering commitment to Sri Lankan cricket.

Dinesh Chandimal Stats

Dinesh Chandimal Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 76 137 15 5295 206* 43.4 10670 49.62 14 25 549 39 83 10
ODI 157 142 21 3854 111 31.85 5191 74.24 4 24 262 43 62 8
T20I 68 61 7 1062 66* 19.66 1025 103.6 0 6 90 22 37 6
FC 148 251 31 10796 354* 49.07 18321 58.92 30 50 1114 157 180 24
List A 251 229 31 6648 119* 33.57 8536 77.88 10 41 491 97 117 19
T20 190 175 26 4465 101* 29.96 3710 120.35 1 28 404 118 96 30

Dinesh Chandimal Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 76
ODI 157
T20I 68
FC 148 3 36 18 1 1/13 1/13 18 3 36 0 0 0
List A 251 1 6 1 1 1/1 1/1 1 1 6 0 0 0
T20 190

Dinesh Chandimal Recent Matches

MATCH Bat Wkt Date Ground Format
Kandy vs Aura 24 1c/0s 20-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kandy vs Titans 38 2c/0s 19-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kandy vs Kings 41 0c/0s 17-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kandy vs Aura 50 14-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kandy vs Kings 1 3c/0s 12-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20

Debut of Dinesh Chandimal

Format Match Details Date Ground
TEST South Africa vs Sri Lanka December 26 – 29, 2011 Durban
ODI Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka June 01, 2010 Bulawayo
T20I Sri Lanka vs New Zealand April 30, 2010 Providence
FC SLC Dev XI vs New Zealanders August 07 – 09, 2009 Colombo (Colts)
LIST A Pakistan A vs SLC XI August 18, 2009 Colombo (Colts)
T20 Schls Inv XI vs Basnahira S April 17, 2008 Colombo (Burgher)

World Cup Performances – Early Days

Kusal Mendis was a part of the Sri Lankan squad for the World Cup. However, specific performances in World Cup matches were not detailed in the provided links.

Notable Achievements

  • Kusal Mendis has shown immense potential in a short time with the Sri Lankan team.
  • He played a vital role in breaching Pakistan’s fortress in the UAE and captained his side to a win in their first-ever day-night Test, clinching the series 2-0.
  • Mendis is the fastest Sri Lankan to reach ten Test centuries, achieving this in 80 innings.

Style of Play

Mendis is known for his hard-hitting style and has the ability to adjust his game to suit all formats. He has played some match-winning knocks and has grabbed the attention of the cricketing world.

International Career

Mendis has been a consistent performer for Sri Lanka in all formats. He has played vital innings, including a nine-hour marathon innings of 155 against Pakistan. He has also been a part of the Sri Lankan Test side and has led the team on several occasions.

Domestic Cricket Performances

Mendis has been a prolific run-getter in school and college cricket. He joined the Nondescripts Cricket Club on the request of Kumar Sangakkara and has had a successful domestic career.

Future Prospects

While the specific future prospects are not mentioned, given his talent and achievements, Mendis is expected to play a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s cricketing future.


  • Mendis had a tragic start to his cricketing career, with his family being affected by the Tsunami in 2004.
  • He initially came into the trials for the Under-13 squad as a bowler but later switched to wicket-keeping.
  • Mendis idolizes Romesh Kaluwitharana for his aggressive batting and keeping style.

FAQs of Dinesh Chandimal

Q1. When did Dinesh Chandimal make his debut for the Sri Lankan national team?

A: Dinesh Chandimal made his T20I debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on May 30, 2010, and his Test debut against South Africa on December 26, 2010.

Q2. What notable achievement did Chandimal accomplish against India in 2017?

A: In 2017, Dinesh Chandimal scored a resilient 164 against India at Delhi, showcasing his ability to play long innings and handle pressure in challenging conditions.

Q3. Which domestic cricket team does Dinesh Chandimal play for in Sri Lanka?

A: Dinesh Chandimal represents the Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) in domestic cricket competitions in Sri Lanka.