Niroshan Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella
sriSri Lanka
Wicketkeeper Batter
Current Team
Sri Lanka
ICC Cricket World Cup
June 23, 1993

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Niroshan Dickwella Profile

Niroshan Dickwella, hailing from Kandy, has carved a niche for himself in Sri Lankan cricket as a fearless wicketkeeper-batsman. Making his international debut in 2014, Dickwella quickly became known for his aggressive batting style and impeccable skills behind the stumps. His ability to take on bowlers from the outset has made him a valuable asset in limited-overs cricket. Not just limited to white-ball cricket, Niroshan has showcased resilience in the Test arena too, playing crucial knocks when the team needed them the most. His domestic cricket journey, marked by consistent performances, paved his way to the national side. With a blend of traditional and unconventional shots, he brings flair to the Sri Lankan batting lineup. As he continues to evolve, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await more match-winning performances from this talented cricketer.

Niroshan Dickwella Stats

Niroshan Dickwella Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 54 96 7 2757 96 30.97 4148 66.46 0 22 304 11 134 27
ODI 55 52 1 1604 116 31.45 1717 93.41 2 9 187 12 41 11
T20I 28 27 1 480 68 18.46 366 131.14 0 1 61 9 12 1
FC 126 218 12 7284 209 35.35 9478 76.85 12 43 817 43 291 67
List A 143 138 2 4706 140 34.6 4897 96.09 11 22 553 51 130 39
T20 120 114 10 2274 79* 21.86 1610 141.24 0 13 297 50 68 21

Niroshan Dickwella Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 54
ODI 55
T20I 28
FC 126 3 42 27 0 3.85 0 0 0
List A 143
T20 120

Niroshan Dickwella Recent Matches

MATCH Bat Wkt Date Ground Format
Nondescripts vs Kurunegala 7 & 15 25-Aug-2023 Colombo (NCC) FC
Strikers vs Aura 17 1c/0s 12-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Strikers vs Titans 0c/0s 07-Aug-2023 Pallekele T20
Strikers vs Aura 16 0c/0s 05-Aug-2023 Pallekele T20
Strikers vs Kandy 4 1c/0s 31-Jul-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20

Debut of Niroshan Dickwella

Format Match Details Date Ground
TEST Sri Lanka vs South Africa July 24 – 28, 2014 Colombo (SSC)
ODI India vs Sri Lanka November 16, 2014 Ranchi
T20I India vs Sri Lanka February 09, 2016 Pune
FC Kurunegala vs Nondescripts February 01 – 02, 2013 Colombo (NCC)
LIST A Nondescripts vs Colts CC December 09, 2012 Colombo (NCC)
T20 Sri Lanka A vs W. Indies A June 18, 2013 Kingstown

World Cup Performances – Early Days

Niroshan Dickwella was unfortunately overlooked for the 2019 World Cup as Kusal Perera was preferred over him. However, given his age and talent, it’s anticipated that he might feature in future World Cup squads for Sri Lanka.

Notable Achievements

Dickwella’s major claim to fame was winning the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2012. He led Trinity College to the title by amassing over 1000 runs. He also scored a quickfire century in the final of the Inter-Provincial One-Day tournament in 2013.

Style of Play

Dickwella is known for his aggressive batting style, especially in limited-overs formats. He’s a left-handed top-order batsman and also serves as a wicket-keeper.

International Career

He made his Test debut against South Africa in 2014. Since then, he has been a promising figure in Sri Lanka’s lineup, especially in shorter formats. He remains a key player in Sri Lanka’s rebuilding phase.

Domestic Cricket Performances

Dickwella has been a regular for his domestic side, Nondescripts Cricket Club, where he opens the batting and keeps wickets.

Future Prospects

Given the rebuilding phase that Sri Lanka is undergoing, Dickwella is seen as one of the key players for the future. He’s expected to be a mainstay in the Sri Lankan lineup for years to come.


He has often been criticized for throwing his wicket away, but his aggressive style of play is also considered his unique selling point. He’s seen as one of the players who could help turn a new corner for Sri Lankan cricket.

FAQs of Niroshan Dickwella

Q1. When did Niroshan Dickwella make his debut for Sri Lanka?

A: Niroshan Dickwella made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against South Africa on July 24, 2014.

Q2. What notable achievement did Niroshan Dickwella earn in his school cricketing days?

A: Niroshan Dickwella was awarded the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2012, leading Trinity College to the title with over 1000 runs.

Q3. Which domestic cricket club does Niroshan Dickwella represent?

A: Niroshan Dickwella represents the Nondescripts Cricket Club in domestic cricket, where he serves as both an opening batsman and wicket-keeper.