Dimitri Mascarenhas

Country: England
Born: October 30, 1977, Chiswick, Middlesex
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Dimitri Mascarenhas Bio

Adrian Dimitri Mascarenhas, popularly known as Dimi Mascarenhas, is a former professional cricket player from England. Born in Middlesex to Sri Lankan parents, he grew up in Perth, Western Australia before returning to England in 1996 to play for Hampshire. Mascarenhas quickly made a name for himself in the cricket scene, showcasing his talent and making significant contributions to his team’s success.

Known for his exceptional performances in one-day cricket, Mascarenhas often displayed his best skills during crucial games. In his debut match against Glamorgan, he took an impressive 6 wickets for 88 runs, signaling his arrival in county cricket. Among his notable achievements is his Man of the Match performance in the 1998 NatWest trophy semi-final, where he claimed three wickets for 28 runs and scored 73 runs. Mascarenhas also played a pivotal role in Hampshire’s triumph in the 2005 C&G campaign.

Throughout his career, Mascarenhas continued to amaze cricket fans with his exceptional skills. He was the first to score a century at the Rose Bowl, achieved against Worcestershire in 2001. Additionally, he etched his name in cricket history by recording the first hat-trick in Twenty20 cricket, taking five wickets for 14 runs against Sussex at Hove in 2004.

Mascarenhas’ contribution to the game extended beyond the domestic circuit. He was a regular player in England’s Hong Kong sixes team, showcasing his all-round abilities, particularly excelling as an excellent fielder. Due to his consistent performances in one-day cricket, Mascarenhas was finally selected to represent England in the one-day squad in June 2007. He seized the opportunity and made a significant impact by smashing five sixes in a single over against Yuvraj Singh at The Oval. This remarkable feat earned him a place in England’s Twenty20 squad, further solidifying his reputation as a formidable player.

In 2009, Mascarenhas became the first England player to join the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL), further elevating his status in the cricketing world. Later that year, he captained Hampshire to a memorable victory in the Friends Provident Trophy at Lord’s, defeating Sussex in the final. However, his journey faced a setback in 2010 when he suffered a severe Achilles injury during the IPL. The injury limited his contributions as he bowled only three overs for Hampshire that season and subsequently required surgery. The following year, Mascarenhas also missed a significant portion of the domestic campaign due to injury, and his ongoing IPL commitments caused his unavailability at the start of the 2012 season.

Adrian Dimitri Mascarenhas has left an indelible mark on English cricket with his remarkable skills and contributions. A dynamic all-rounder with a unique background, he consistently demonstrated his proficiency in one-day cricket, often delivering match-winning performances. Mascarenhas became a trailblazer by joining the IPL and played an instrumental role in Hampshire’s success. Despite battling injuries towards the latter part of his career, his legacy as an exceptional cricketer and an inspiration to aspiring players will continue to endure.

Dimitri Mascarenhas Career Stats

Dimitri Mascarenhas Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 14 13 5 123 31 15.37 100 123 0 0 8 5 7 0
ODIs 20 13 2 245 52 22.27 257 95.33 0 1 12 13 4 0
FC 195 291 32 6495 131 25.07 - - 8 23 - - 76 0
List A 268 221 44 4407 79 24.89 - - 0 27 - - 66 0
T20s 130 100 29 1356 57* 19.09 1065 127.32 0 3 90 52 30 0

Dimitri Mascarenhas Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 14 14 252 309 12 3/18 3/18 25.75 7.35 21 0 0 0
ODIs 20 20 822 634 13 3/23 3/23 48.76 4.62 63.2 0 0 0
FC 195 - 28331 12701 450 6/25 - 28.22 2.68 62.9 - 17 0
List A 268 - 11373 8143 309 5/27 5/27 26.35 4.29 36.8 9 2 0
T20s 130 126 2647 3133 152 5/14 5/14 20.61 7.1 17.4 1 2 0

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