Nimesh Vimukthi2022-03-23T13:40:24+00:00

Nimesh Vimukthi

Date of Birth 07/05/1997
Age 25
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Police Sports Club, Panadura Sports Club, Kalutara District
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Nimesh Vimukthi is an exceptional all-round prospect playing for Panadura Sports Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

He returned to Panadura for the 2020/21 season, following his debut season with the club in 2016/17. Prior to his return, Vimukthi spent productive stints with Police Sports Club (2017/18), and Chilaw Marians (2018/19-19/20).

Due to COVID, the left-arm tweaker only played white-ball cricket for Panadura last summer - but, he impressed with bowling averages of 20.88 (List A) and 18 (T20). He has continued to excel early into this summer in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament, recently taking career best List A figures of 6-17 v Badureliya.

Vimukthi has made huge strides in recent years and is recognised as one of the more promising left-arm spin bowling all-rounder's on the domestic circuit.

After a strong first-class season for Police SC in 2017/18 (50 wickets at 19.60), he then excelled for Tier A side Chilaw Marians in both 2018/19 (31 wickets at 25.61), and 2019/20 (44 wickets at 21.02). He also showed his quality with the bat, striking a maiden first-class century (120) amongst a first-class tally of 543 runs at 36.20 during his initial summer for Chilaw.

A schoolboy prodigy, Vimukthi excelled through the age groups, particularly at the Under-19 level. In the U19 2-Day competition, he scored 870 runs at 32.22 with the highest score of 132 alongside an incredible 77 wickets at 11.71 (nine 5-wicket hauls). He has clearly converted his promise as a junior to performance at the senior level and has now pushed his name into the hat for international consideration.

Vimukthi has impressed at every level to date and has also done so abroad too, during his two stints in 2018 and 2019. During the former, in a struggling Bishop Auckland side, Vimukthi captured 55 wickets at 11.71, alongside 677 runs at 29.43 in the North Yorkshire and South Durham League and Cup competitions. The club subsequently re-signed him, but unfortunately, due to relegation, the contract became null and void.

The lucky recipients were Philadelphia who swooped in for the Sri Lankan star for their 2019 Durham Cricket League campaign. Vimukthi was sensational, once again, helping the side to promotion courtesy of 886 runs at 32.81 and 72 wickets at 10.54 in all cricket for the club.

For the 2020 season, Vimukthi was set to return to the NYSD, this time to play for the powerhouse Richmondshire CC. Unfortunately, a certain pandemic put pay to this.

After a 2-year hiatus, the Sri Lankan star is eager to return to Northern shores for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Philadelphia (2019) 35 33 6 886 62* 32.81 244.3 759 72 5/9 10.54
Bishop Auckland (2018) 25 25 2 677 137 29.43 255.1 644 55 5/14 11.71
Date of Birth 07/05/1997
Age 25
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style LH Middle Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Police Sports Club, Panadura Sports Club, Kalutara District
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Nimesh Vimukthi is an exceptional all-round prospect playing for Panadura Sports Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

He returned to Panadura for the 2020/21 season, following his debut season with the club in 2016/17. Prior to his return, Vimukthi spent productive stints with Police Sports Club (2017/18), and Chilaw Marians (2018/19-19/20).

Due to COVID, the left-arm tweaker only played white-ball cricket for Panadura last summer - but, he impressed with bowling averages of 20.88 (List A) and 18 (T20). He has continued to excel early into this summer in the Major Clubs Limited Over Tournament, recently taking career best List A figures of 6-17 v Badureliya.

Vimukthi has made huge strides in recent years and is recognised as one of the more promising left-arm spin bowling all-rounder's on the domestic circuit.

After a strong first-class season for Police SC in 2017/18 (50 wickets at 19.60), he then excelled for Tier A side Chilaw Marians in both 2018/19 (31 wickets at 25.61), and 2019/20 (44 wickets at 21.02). He also showed his quality with the bat, striking a maiden first-class century (120) amongst a first-class tally of 543 runs at 36.20 during his initial summer for Chilaw.

A schoolboy prodigy, Vimukthi excelled through the age groups, particularly at the Under-19 level. In the U19 2-Day competition, he scored 870 runs at 32.22 with the highest score of 132 alongside an incredible 77 wickets at 11.71 (nine 5-wicket hauls). He has clearly converted his promise as a junior to performance at the senior level and has now pushed his name into the hat for international consideration.

Vimukthi has impressed at every level to date and has also done so abroad too, during his two stints in 2018 and 2019. During the former, in a struggling Bishop Auckland side, Vimukthi captured 55 wickets at 11.71, alongside 677 runs at 29.43 in the North Yorkshire and South Durham League and Cup competitions. The club subsequently re-signed him, but unfortunately, due to relegation, the contract became null and void.

The lucky recipients were Philadelphia who swooped in for the Sri Lankan star for their 2019 Durham Cricket League campaign. Vimukthi was sensational, once again, helping the side to promotion courtesy of 886 runs at 32.81 and 72 wickets at 10.54 in all cricket for the club.

For the 2020 season, Vimukthi was set to return to the NYSD, this time to play for the powerhouse Richmondshire CC. Unfortunately, a certain pandemic put pay to this.

After a 2-year hiatus, the Sri Lankan star is eager to return to Northern shores for the 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Philadelphia (2019) 35 33 6 886 62* 32.81 244.3 759 72 5/9 10.54
Bishop Auckland (2018) 25 25 2 677 137 29.43 255.1 644 55 5/14 11.71
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