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Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 29 years 41 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 18 6 211 78 17.58 444 47.52 0 1 25 1 2 0
ODIs 70 32 15 135 19* 7.94 197 68.52 0 0 11 1 9 0
T20Is 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 56 73 6 1093 101 16.31 1575 69.39 1 3 108 30 20 0
List A 127 63 22 600 71* 14.63 711 84.38 0 2 54 12 23 0
Twenty20 94 29 14 79 15 5.26 104 75.96 0 0 10 1 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 29 4526 2349 70 6/99 10/209 33.55 3.11 64.6 5 4 1
ODIs 70 67 3359 2481 121 6/13 6/13 20.50 4.43 27.7 6 3 0
T20Is 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 56 94 11418 5984 274 7/37 11/105 21.83 3.14 41.6 21 17 3
List A 127 122 6099 4306 242 7/23 7/23 17.79 4.23 25.2 13 5 0
Twenty20 94 94 2101 2335 127 6/8 6/8 18.38 6.66 16.5 4 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 6, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Lankan Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Welisara, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 4-8, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 6, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/52 Sri Lanka v England Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 387
3/12 Sri Lanka v Netherlands Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 384
1/44 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
1/43 Sri Lanka v West Indies Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
1/26 Sri Lanka v India Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
2/55 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 6 Mar 2014 ODI # 3485
3/11 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dhaka 3 Mar 2014 ODI # 3481
4/60, 5* Sri Lanka v India Fatullah 28 Feb 2014 ODI # 3476
2/43 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 20 Feb 2014 ODI # 3470
1/21 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 14 Feb 2014 T20I # 358
Profile

Ajantha Mendis reintroduced mystery to spin in the era of video analysts and super-slow-motion replays. Much like the original mystery spinner, Jack Iverson, and the other practitioner of the "Iversons", John Gleeson, Mendis stunned the world with his finger-flicked legbreaks. His Iversons came with a new name, the "carrom ball", taken from the way the striker is flicked in the popular board game in the subcontinent.

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Mar 26, 2014

Mysterious turn: Nuwan Kulasekara watches Ajantha Mendis twist his shoulders, Chittagong, March 26, 2014

Mysterious turn: Nuwan Kulasekara watches Ajantha Mendis twist his shoulders

© AFP

Mar 24, 2014

Ajantha Mendis in his delivery stride, Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, March 24, 2014

Ajantha Mendis in his delivery stride

© Getty Images

Mar 21, 2014

The twister: Ajantha Mendis bowls during a practice session, Chittagong, March 21, 2014

The twister: Ajantha Mendis bowls during a practice session

© AFP

Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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