Niroshan Dickwella      

Full name Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella

Born June 23, 1993, Kandy

Current age 21 years 119 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
First-class 26 41 0 1361 146 33.19 1794 75.86 3 6 143 10 65 12
List A 33 33 0 1273 140 38.57 1517 83.91 4 4 135 8 37 9
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 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 26 1 18 11 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
List A 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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
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 Hambantota, Oct 11-14, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (NCC), Dec 9, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street, Jul 20, 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
17, 0c/2s, 1c/0s Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A Hambantota 11 Oct 2014 FC
24, 5c/0s, 21, 1c/1s Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014 Test # 2136
1c/0s, 5, 5c/0s Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 6 Aug 2014 Test # 2133
72, 1c/1s, 16, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
3c/1s, 27 Sri Lanka A v Durham Chester-le-Street 20 Jul 2014 LA
2c/0s, 2 Sri Lanka A v Unicorns Gosforth 18 Jul 2014 Other OD
26, 1c/1s Express v Rulers Colombo (SSC) 2 Jul 2014 T20
0c/1s, 13 Express v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 1 Jul 2014 T20
- Express v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 30 Jun 2014 T20
25, 1c/1s Express v Yaal Blazers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
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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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

Aug 10, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella is jubilant after Azhar Ali is caught behind, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, August 10, 2014

Niroshan Dickwella is jubilant after Azhar Ali is caught behind

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 17 runs
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele - Mar 28, 2013
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 25, 2013
No result
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota - Mar 23, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 16-19, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
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