Niroshan Dickwella, an attacking left-hand batsman with an unorthodox technique and street-smart wicketkeeper, burst onto the International scene with a great hype build through his stellar school cricket career. He struggled in early years but have been the first-choice wicket-keeper batsman in all three formats for Sri Lanka.
Date of Birth:
23 June 1993
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Trinity College, Kandy
24 July 2014 v South Africa
16 November 2014 vs India
9 February 2016 vs India
#48 (Sri Lanka)
Nondescripts Cricket Club, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, St Lucia Stars, Trinity College
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Sweep and Scoop
Career Turning Point
Sri Lanka’s Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2012 helped him get in selector’s radar.
In 2017, Dickwella partnered with Danushka Gunathilaka to record two back to back 200+ opening partnerships in ODIs.
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Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Awards and recognitions
Dickwella was awarded emerging cricketer of the year for the 2016–17 season at Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards.
In 2012, Dickwella was adjudged Sri Lanka’s schoolboy cricketer of the year.
Dickwella was slapped with three demerit points under ICC’s code of conduct breach for a verbal encounter with Kagiso Rabada.
In 2017, Dickwella was banned for two limited over matches for ICC Code of Conduct breach during the second T20I against Australia at Kardinia Park.
Lesser Known Facts
Dickwella comes from Trinity College, which gave the world the legend Kumar Sangakkara.