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Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 30 years 73 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 19 19 6 213 78 16.38 455 46.81 0 1 25 1 2 0
ODIs 83 40 18 163 19* 7.40 235 69.36 0 0 15 1 15 0
T20Is 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 65 87 7 1290 101 16.12 1814 71.11 1 3 130 39 22 0
List A 145 74 26 654 71* 13.62 794 82.36 0 2 59 13 29 0
Twenty20 102 33 14 92 15 4.84 139 66.18 0 0 10 1 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 31 4730 2434 70 6/99 10/209 34.77 3.08 67.5 5 4 1
ODIs 83 80 4010 3134 148 6/13 6/13 21.17 4.68 27.0 7 3 0
T20Is 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 65 110 12847 6828 302 7/37 11/105 22.60 3.18 42.5 21 18 3
List A 145 140 6999 5133 278 7/23 7/23 18.46 4.40 25.1 14 5 0
Twenty20 102 102 2263 2543 137 6/8 6/8 18.56 6.74 16.5 4 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Dec 10-11, 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 Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 26-28, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Panagoda, Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ragama Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Colombo (Colts), Apr 8, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2, 0/20 SL Army v Ragama Colombo (Colts) 8 Apr 2015 T20
8, 0/15 SL Army v Badureliya Colombo (SSC) 4 Apr 2015 T20
2/49, 1 SL Army v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 2 Apr 2015 T20
2, 0/24 SL Army v Tamil Union Colombo (Colts) 1 Apr 2015 T20
3/63, 22, 1/35 SL Army v Bloomfield Colombo (Moors) 26 Mar 2015 FC
13, 3/32, 0, 1/69 SL Army v Nondescripts Galle 5 Mar 2015 FC
3/70, 38, 1/49, 1 SL Army v Col CC Panagoda 27 Feb 2015 FC
29, 3/103 SL Army v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 20 Feb 2015 FC
5/37, 2, 1/21, 16 SL Army v Saracens Panagoda 13 Feb 2015 FC
0, 2/28, 30, 1/16 SL Army v Chilaw Colombo (RPS) 6 Feb 2015 FC
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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Dec 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes

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Dec 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis chats with Angelo Mathews, Colombo, December 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis chats with Angelo Mathews

© AFP

Jul 23, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Upul Tharanga take a breather during training, Colombo, July 23, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Upul Tharanga take a breather during training

© AFP

Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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