Niroshan Dickwella
(Sri Lankan Cricketer)

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.

Niroshan Dickwella
Nickname:Niro
Role:Wicket-keeper batsman
Biography
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Physical Appearance
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Weight (approx.):5′ 9″
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
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Personal Life
Date of Birth:23 June 1993
Age (as on 2018):25 years
Birth Place:Kandy
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Cancer
Nationality:Sri Lankan
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College:Trinity College, Kandy
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Family
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Coach/Mentor:Sampath Perera
Religion:Christianity
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:24 July 2014 v South Africa
ODI:16 November 2014 vs India
T20:9 February 2016 vs India
Jersey Number:#48 (Sri Lanka)
Major Teams:Nondescripts Cricket Club, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, St Lucia Stars, Trinity College
Nature on field:Aggressive batsman
Likes to play against:NA
Favourite Shot/Ball:Sweep and Scoop
Career Turning Point

Sri Lanka’s Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2012 helped him get in selector’s radar.

Records
  • In 2017, Dickwella partnered with Danushka Gunathilaka to record two back to back 200+ opening partnerships in ODIs.
Preferences
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Favourite Batsmen:Kumar Sangakkara
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Style Quotient
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Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Unmarried
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Children:NA
Earnings
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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.
Controversies
  • 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.