Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 29 years 121 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 75 36 17 159 19* 8.36 220 72.27 0 0 15 1 11 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 133 67 24 624 71* 14.51 734 85.01 0 2 58 12 25 0
Twenty20 98 29 14 79 15 5.26 104 75.96 0 0 10 1 23 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 75 72 3630 2697 133 6/13 6/13 20.27 4.45 27.2 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 133 128 6427 4577 257 7/23 7/23 17.80 4.27 25.0 13 5 0
Twenty20 98 98 2197 2435 135 6/8 6/8 18.03 6.64 16.2 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele, Jul 9, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele, Jul 9, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 2/18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
3/61, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
3/27 Rulers v Express Colombo (SSC) 2 Jul 2014 T20
3/28 Rulers v Troopers Colombo (SSC) 28 Jun 2014 T20
1/21 Rulers v Express Colombo (SSC) 27 Jun 2014 T20
2/50 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
4*, 2/60 Sri Lanka v England Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
1/24 Sri Lankans v Sussex Hove 18 May 2014 T20
3/55 Sri Lankans v Kent Canterbury 16 May 2014 LA
18*, 3/27 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin 6 May 2014 ODI # 3490
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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Jul 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis dismissed AB de Villiers for 75, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo, July 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis dismissed AB de Villiers for 75

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Jul 5, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews have fun during training, Colombo, July 5, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews have fun during training

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Jun 3, 2014

Ajantha Mendis took a return catch to remove Ian Bell, England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston, June 3, 2014

Ajantha Mendis took a return catch to remove Ian Bell

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

Tour Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 59 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 27, 2014
England won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Chittagong - Mar 24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
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