- D.O.B.: 12/06/1995
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Sri Lankan
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Nondescripts CC (SL Provincial Cricket)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Nimesha Gunasinghe is a hard-working all-rounder, originally from Kandy but now based in Colombo. A right-handed top order Batsman, Nimesha is also a tidy and increasingly used right-arm Off-Spinner. Nimesha attended the same school as Sri Lankan legend, Muttiah Muralitharan, St Anthony’s College, Kandy & was a school 1st XI Captain and Coloursman.
A natural leader, he was also an award-winning pupil/sportsman, receiving the runner-up award for the “Most Popular School Boy Cricketer 2014. Nimesha has also represented Sri Lanka Schools U15 and various Kandy representative teams throughout his schooling. He also was Vice-Captain of Central Province in the Sri Lanka Cricket U23 competition. Nimesha was man of the match in the Final against Western Province.
Just a year or so later and Nimesha would get his first opportunity in professional cricket, debuting for Nondescripts CC but in a weird turn of events due to washout’s wouldn’t actually feature in any of the games until his 4th appearance. He has gone on to become a regular for the club in red-ball cricket in particular, with 23 of 34 professional appearances coming in 4-day cricket.
Seeking his first season in the UK in 2022, Nimesha is a tidy all-rounder who hits a nice clean ball and is a more than useful off-spinner who is determined to utilise his time in the UK to great effect so he can return to Sri Lanka a more complete player.
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