Lokuge Dinesh Chandimal
- Role : Wicketkeeper batsman
- Bat : Right-hand bat
- Bowls : Right-arm offbreak
- DOB : November 18, 1989, Balapitiya
Dinesh Chandimal is a man of great potential who proved his worth in the short time that he has spent with the Sri Lankan team. An ardent hitter and a wicket-keeper, he has played some match-winning knocks and has captured the attention of the cricketing world.
Chandimal did not belong to a well-off family who could afford his fee for cricket coaching in his childhood, because of his father’s meagre income. After the disastrous tsunami hit in 2004, his family was badly affected. When he went for the U-13 trials, he could not match the coach’s expectations and was left out.
He did utilize his potential and got into wicket-keeping. He idolisesRomeshKaluwitharana for his aggressive batting and keeping style. The audience can easily see the reflection of Kaluwitharana’s batting style in Chandimal. His determination earned him a place in the Sri Lankan U-19 team where he blazed away to a century against the Indian Under-19 unit.
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