Nimesh Vimukthi2022-08-09T04:06:07+01:00

Nimesh Vimukthi

Date of Birth 07/05/1997
Age 25
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
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, Kandy Warriors, Galle District, Galle Gladiators
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

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

He has been one of Sri Lanka's stand-out domestic performers for several seasons and has generated national interest of late courtesy of his ongoing exploits.

The left-arm spinner has excelled across the three formats - 143 wickets at 24.27 (FC), 65 wickets at 22.87 (List A), and 43 wickets at 16.88 (T20).

In recent years, his batting has progressed to the point he's now a genuine all-rounder in domestic cricket with averages of 23.35 (FC), and 21.12 (List A), respectively.

With a ton, 8 fifties, and 11 five wicket bags, Vimukthi really is a special all-round talent coming through the Sri Lankan ranks.

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 3-year hiatus, the Sri Lankan star is eager to return to Northern shores for the 2023 season and he will clearly be a sought after commodity.

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 StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
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, Kandy Warriors, Galle District, Galle Gladiators
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

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

He has been one of Sri Lanka's stand-out domestic performers for several seasons and has generated national interest of late courtesy of his ongoing exploits.

The left-arm spinner has excelled across the three formats - 143 wickets at 24.27 (FC), 65 wickets at 22.87 (List A), and 43 wickets at 16.88 (T20).

In recent years, his batting has progressed to the point he's now a genuine all-rounder in domestic cricket with averages of 23.35 (FC), and 21.12 (List A), respectively.

With a ton, 8 fifties, and 11 five wicket bags, Vimukthi really is a special all-round talent coming through the Sri Lankan ranks.

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 3-year hiatus, the Sri Lankan star is eager to return to Northern shores for the 2023 season and he will clearly be a sought after commodity.

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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