28 Facts About Dinesh Chandimal

1. Sri Lanka was hopeful Dinesh Chandimal would recover for this test, but the selectors brought in Danushka Gunathilaka as cover.

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2. Dinesh Chandimal is unlikely to play as wicketkeeper, even if he is picked for the first Test.

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3. Dinesh Chandimal plays a major role for Sri Lanka in all formats of the game.

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4. Dinesh Chandimal was the key member in 2014 T20 World Cup and led the side in group matches but due to injury, he had to step down and his.

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5. At this stage Dinesh Chandimal launched a furious onslaught, carving out an unbeaten 162 in 169 balls, turning the match on its head single-handedly before Rangana Herath spun India out.

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6. Dinesh Chandimal married his longtime partner Ishika Jayasekara on 1 May 2015 in Colombo [2] [21] [22].

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7. Dinesh Chandimal often appointed as the T20I captain when regular captain is not available.

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8. Dinesh Chandimal loves having Coconut Sambal, Fried dry anchovy sprats, fish, steamed jack fruit every now and then as these dishes are very close to his heart and are his prime favorites.

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9. Dinesh Chandimal scored his maiden ODI century against the Indians at Harare in 2010 and became the youngest Sri Lankan to score a ODI ton.

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10. Dinesh Chandimal started his cricketing career at Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.

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11. Dinesh Chandimal was born on November 18, 1989 in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka.

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12. Dinesh Chandimal  has already represented Sri Lanka in all format of the game.

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13. Dinesh Chandimal has celebrated the total number of 29 birthdays till date.

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14. Sri Lanka vs England: Dinesh Chandimal poses warning to visitors, says Galle pitch will help spinners.

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15. Dinesh Chandimal was injured in Galle, where England won the first test by 211 runs, and he missed the second.

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16. Dinesh Chandimal was included to the one-off Twenty20 International against South Africa on 14 August 2018.

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17. On 7 February 2018, Dinesh Chandimal was appointed as the captain for T20I side for Sri Lanka for Bangladesh tour, due to injury of permanent limited over captain Angelo Mathews.

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18. In the third Test, Dinesh Chandimal scored his tenth test century, becoming the fastest Sri Lankan to reach ten test centuries with 80 innings, bettering previous record of 84 innings by Thilan Samaraweera.

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19. In the match, Dinesh Chandimal scored 55 in the first innings, which is recorded as the highest test score by a debut captain in a first innings for Sri Lanka as well.

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20. On 17 July 2013, Dinesh Chandimal became the youngest ODI captain for Sri Lanka, when he was appointed as the ODI captain for first two matches against South Africa in Colombo.

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21. Dinesh Chandimal had an impressive run scoring throughout the England series in 2016 and then in Australia series at home.

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22. Dinesh Chandimal holds the joint record for taking the most number of catches in a single T20I as a fielder along with Darren Sammy, Ajinkya Rahane, Peter Borren, Corey Anderson and Babar Hayat.

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23. Dinesh Chandimal has the record for the most number of dismissals as wicketkeeper for Sri Lanka in Youth ODI history with 51 dismissals and the only Sri Lankan wicketkeeper to involve in 50+ dismissals in Youth ODI history.

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24. Dinesh Chandimal started his cricketing career as a teenager at his first school Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.

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25. Dinesh Chandimal married his longtime partner Ishika Jayasekara on 1 May 2015 in Colombo.

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26. Dinesh Chandimal will lead the batting side while Dickwella will be donning the keeping gloves.

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27. Dinesh Chandimal has previously scored a century against England—in very different circumstances to the.

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28. Dinesh Chandimal is back from suspension The Sri Lanka captain has enjoyed a good record in home Tests, with an average of 45.68.

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