Full name Manimeldura Chaminda Mendis
Born December 28, 1968, Galle
Current age 48 years 88 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Colts Cricket Club
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Only ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Apr 1, 1995 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (SSC), Dec 26-28, 2003 scorecard|
|List A span||1991/92 - 2002/03|
Chaminda Mendis is one of the stalwarts of first class cricket in Sri Lanka. The 32 year old right-handed batsman, who plays for Colts Cricket Club, has performed consistently well over the past ten years in domestic cricket. Unfortunately, he was forced to compete with the likes of Ranatunga, Mahanama, De Silva, Tillekaratne and Gurasingha for a place in the national team. It had been assumed that his time had passed. However, his selection for the A team on their tour of Kenya suggests that he has been not been forgotten. He is renowned as a patient and technically correct batsman, who has the ability to play long innings. He also bowls a little off spin. (17.01.2001)
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