(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.
|Weight (approx.):||5′ 9″|
|Date of Birth:||23 June 1993|
|Age (as on 2018):||25 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Cancer|
|College:||Trinity College, Kandy|
|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.
- In 2017, Dickwella partnered with Danushka Gunathilaka to record two back to back 200+ opening partnerships in ODIs.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Kumar Sangakkara|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports Commentator:||NA|
|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.