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Duleep Mendis      

Full name Louis Rohan Duleep Mendis

Born August 25, 1952, Moratuwa

Current age 62 years 95 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sinhalese Sports Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Administrator

Relation Nephew - BGAS Mendis

Louis Rohan Duleep Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 43 1 1329 124 31.64 4 8 11 9 0
ODIs 79 74 9 1527 80 23.49 2034 75.07 0 7 14 0
First-class 121 190 16 6233 194 35.82 12 35 49 1
List A 110 104 14 2467 105* 27.41 1 13 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 79 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 121 90 52 1 1/4 52.00 3.46 90.0 0 0
List A 110 12 7 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), Feb 17-21, 1982 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 25-30, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Mar 24, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1991
List A span 1973-1991
Profile

Wisden Overview
A strong, burly, wristy batsman capable of destroying attacks at any level when the mood took him, Mendis played in key part in Sri Lanka's early days as a Test-playing country. Mendis, who had first played for Sri Lanka in 1972 while at school but was almost 30 when they played their first Test, made a shaky start, but quickly found his feet, despite having the additional burden of captaining the side from their third Test. He hit 105 in both innings against India at Madras 1982-83, and nearly repeated the feat two years later against England at Lord's, with 111 and 94. Considering the circumstances, he performed admirably leading Sri Lanka to its inaugural Test and series victory against India in 1985-86, scoring 310 runs at 62.00. Following his hundred against Pakistan the following winter he went into a steady decline, scoring only two fifties in his last 10 Tests. He was replaced as captain by Ranjan Madugalle for the tour to England in 1988, where he signed off with 56 in his final Test at Lord's. He remained in the public eye, with Sri Lanka's World Cup success coming while he was managing the side.

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Apr 20, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka's new captain, and Duleep Mendis, new chief selector, Colombo, April 20, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka's new captain, and Duleep Mendis, new chief selector

© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

Apr 11, 2011

Duleep Mendis after becoming Sri Lanka's chief of selectors, Colombo, April 11, 2011

Duleep Mendis after becoming Sri Lanka's chief of selectors

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Apr 11, 2011

Duleep Mendis addresses the press after assuming the role of Sri Lanka's chief selector, Colombo, April 11, 2011

Duleep Mendis addresses the press after assuming the role of Sri Lanka's chief selector

© AFP

Tour Results
East Zone v ZCU Pres XI at Mumbai (BS) - Nov 4-6, 2005
East Zone won by an innings and 17 runs
North Zone v ZCU Pres XI at Mumbai - Oct 27-29, 2005
North Zone won by an innings and 7 runs
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