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
Role: Batsman, Wicket-keeper
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)
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Ishika Jayasekara
Marriage Date: 1 May 2015
Controversies: He was charged by ICC for a ball- tampering in 2018 while playing against West Indies. He later denied the accusation.
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)
Date of Birth: 18 November 1989
Age (as of May 2019):
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
Brother: 4 younger brothers
Address: Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Hobbies: Listening to music, Watching Movies and Travelling
Cricketers: Sanath Jayasuriya
Cricket Ground: NA
Food: Coconut Sambal, Fried Dry Anchovy Sprats, Fish and Steamed Jackfruit
Style Quotient: N/A
Cars Collection: N/A
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.