Dinesh Chandimal made a name for himself in Sri Lanka’s secondary school competitions, setting several records along the way. He quickly rose through the ranks, delivering a series of impressive centuries for the Sri Lanka Under-19s. Chandimal also exhibited his skills as a wicketkeeper, adding to his versatility. In 2009, he earned a spot on the Sri Lanka Development side, where he notched a century against New Zealand. His consistent performances led to his international debut in 2010. Chandimal’s first one-day international appearance came against Zimbabwe, where he scored an unbeaten 10 runs on debut. He continued to make an impact with a remarkable 111 in his second match and notched another century in just his sixth outing. Following an impressive Test debut against South Africa in late 2011, during which he scored twin fifties to help secure a historic victory, Chandimal has accumulated a total of eight centuries and 12 fifties in his international career.