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| On Jun 28, 2019 5:45 PM IST

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


Dinesh Chandimal broke onto to the international scene with a lot of promise but there came a slump in form and he was dropped. Being a great talent, Chandimal’s comeback seems likely.

Name: 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: Strong performances in U-19 circuit.

Jersey Number: #36 (Sri Lanka)

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.

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: No

Wife: Ishika Jayasekara 

Marriage Date: 1 May 2015

Children: 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

Style Quotient: N/A

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, once led his school team to 13 consecutive victories.


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