Dinesh Chandimal, a highly promising young batsman in Sri Lankan cricket, has showcased his technical prowess and all-round stroke play. Noteworthy for his composure and ability to construct innings, Chandimal made an impactful entry into international cricket at the age of 21, recording a century in his second ODI against India.
His reputation soared in 2012, delivering exceptional performances in ODIs during tours of South Africa and Australia. Excelling in the challenging No.4 position, he amassed 630 runs with six half-centuries across 16 ODI innings. Chandimal’s Test debut was equally impressive, as he scored fifties in both innings, contributing to Sri Lanka’s historic triumph in their first Test victory in South Africa.
Despite a temporary decline in his limited-overs form, he remained an integral part of the national team and was entrusted with leadership responsibilities as Sri Lanka’s youngest-ever captain in T20s. Chandimal’s impactful journey began with consistent displays in age-group cricket and earned him a spot in the U-19 World Cup squad before making his mark at the highest level.