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Niroshan Dickwella      

Full name Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella

Born June 23, 1993, Kandy

Current age 21 years 182 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Southern Express, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Trinity College

Nickname Niro

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Trinity College, Kandy

Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 138 72 27.60 212 65.09 0 1 15 1 14 2
ODIs 1 1 0 4 4 4.00 10 40.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 28 45 0 1401 146 31.13 1857 75.44 3 6 146 10 69 15
List A 41 41 0 1501 140 36.60 1727 86.91 5 4 159 15 40 13
Twenty20 9 8 2 119 42 19.83 108 110.18 0 0 11 2 4 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 28 1 18 11 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
List A 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Nov 16, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Feb 1-2, 2013 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka A v West Indies A at Moratuwa, Oct 25-28, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 9, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Nondescripts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut West Indies A v Sri Lanka A at Kingstown, Jun 18, 2013 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 63 Sri Lankans v NZ Chairman Queenstown 21 Dec 2014 Other
1c/3s, 12 Nondescripts v Chilaw Colombo (NCC) 16 Dec 2014 LA
42, 1c/1s Nondescripts v SL Air SC Colombo (NCC) 14 Dec 2014 LA
39 Nondescripts v Colts Colombo (NCC) 11 Dec 2014 LA
9 Nondescripts v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 9 Dec 2014 LA
3 Nondescripts v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 7 Dec 2014 LA
102 Nondescripts v Moors Colombo (Moors) 5 Dec 2014 LA
17 Sri Lanka A v England XI Colombo (SSC) 21 Nov 2014 LA
4 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3547
29 Sri Lankans v India A Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2014 Other OD
Profile

An attacking left-hand wicketkeeper-batsman, Niroshan Dickwella arrived in first-class cricket already having built some hype, in a stellar school cricket career. He won Sri Lanka's Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2012, having hit over 1000 runs in the previous season, and having led Trinity College to the national championship. Dickwella has become Nondescripts Cricket Club's regular wicketkeeper across all competitions, thanks in part to Dinesh Chandimal's long absences from domestic cricket, due to his presence in the national team. Since graduating to senior cricket, he has been particularly impressive in limited-overs cricket, hitting a memorable 104 off 91 balls in the final of the Inter-Provincial One-Day Tournament in 2013. Dickwella has also been a fixture in the Sri Lanka A team since 2013, and was called back from an A tour in England in July 2014, to take Chandimal's place in the national squad.

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Nov 16, 2014

Dhawal Kulkarni celebrates the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella, India v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Ranchi, November 16, 2014

Dhawal Kulkarni celebrates the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella

© BCCI

Sep 3, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella was named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year, Colombo, September 3, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella was named the Emerging Cricketer of the Year

© SLC

Aug 15, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella celebrates Ahmed Shehzad's dismissal, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, August 15, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella celebrates Ahmed Shehzad's dismissal

© AFP

Tournament Results
Aust U19 v India U19 at Townsville - Aug 26, 2012
India U19 won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
NZ U19 v S Africa U19 at Townsville - Aug 25, 2012
S Africa U19 won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
S Lanka U19 won by 7 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v Pakistan U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
B'desh U19 won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
England U19 v W Indies U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
England U19 won by 13 runs
Ireland U19 v Scot U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
Scot U19 won by 5 wickets (with 50 balls remaining)
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