Nimesha Gunasinghe

  • 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.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Nondescripts CC (First Class) Career 24 35 727
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
90 22.71 4 21.75 4-57
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Nondescripts CC (List A/T20) Career 18 14 268
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
72 20.62 4 44.00 2-19