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January 16, 2018
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Dinesh Chandimal ( Sri Lankan Cricketer) Records, Controversies, Wife, Age, Weight, Height and More

Dinesh Chandimal is hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman who has a great potential in all formats of the game. Belong to a meagre family Chandimal has seen some tough time in his early childhood. Chandimal initially started as a bowler but his bowling action was deemed controversial and was left out. He then shifted his attention to wicket-keeping and today he has a record for the most number of dismissals from Sri Lanka. Chandimal has married to his longtime girlfriend Ishika Jayasekara. He is currently the captain of Sri Lanka in Test Cricket team.

Name: Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal
Nickname: Chandi
Role: Batsman, Wicket-keeper

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: vs South Africa on 26th December 2011

ODI: vs Zimbabwe on 1st June 2010

T20I: vs New Zealand on 30th April 2010

Career Turning Point: While playing against Indian U- 19 team Chandimal blazed a century followed by another century against England later. This gave him a place in the under- 19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. His turning point came when he scored a maiden century and knocked out India out of the tournament.

Jersey Number: #36 (Sri Lanka), #17 (IPL)

Major Teams: Sri Lanka, Rajasthan Royals (2012), Nondescripts Cricket Club (2009)


  • He became the youngest Sri Lankan cricketer to score a ton in 2010, scoring a century against India.
  • In 20009 he captained his school team and scored 1,500 runs, and apart from this he has also lead his school to 13 consecutive victories and won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year.
  • He is the fastest Sri Lankan batsman to score a fifty in Cricket World Cup history. In 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, he smashed 50 off 22 balls against Australia.
  • Chandimal has the record for the most number of dismissals as wicketkeeper for Sri Lanka in Youth ODI history with 51 expulsions and furthermore the main Sri Lankan wicketkeeper to include in 50+ dismissals in Youth ODI history.
  • The best captain to lead Sri Lanka in the day-night test match.
Source: YouTube

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: No

Wife: Ishika Jayasekara

Marriage Date: 1 May 2015

Children: N/A


Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Awards and recognitions:


Controversies: He was charged by ICC for a ball- tampering in 2018 while playing against West Indies. He later denied the accusation.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5 feet 9 inches

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black


Net Worth: $125,000 a year (as in 2016)

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 18 November 1989

Age (as of May 2019): 30 Years

Birth Place: Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio

Nationality: Sri Lanka

School: Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.

College: Ananda College, Colombo

Educational Qualifications: N/A

Signature: N/A

Source: IndiaTV


Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Sister: N/A

Brother: 4 younger brothers

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Buddhist

Address: Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Preferences/ Favourite

Hobbies: Listening to music, Watching Movies and Travelling

Cricketers: Sanath Jayasuriya

Cricket Ground: NA

Athletes: NA

Food: Coconut Sambal, Fried Dry Anchovy Sprats, Fish and Steamed Jackfruit

Artists: NA

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: N/A

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Cars Collection: N/A

Lesser Known Facts

Chandimal was only 14 when his house was devasted by the Indian Ocean Tsunami tragedy in 2004.

He began his cricket career in school, became the first captain to lead his school team into 13 consecutive victories.