Full name Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis
Born January 15, 1983, Colombo
Current age 34 years 194 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Barbados Tridents, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Combined Provinces, Delhi Daredevils, Dhaka Division, Kandurata, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sinhalese Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Board XI, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sydney Sixers, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height 5 ft 8 in
Education S' Thomas' College, Colombo
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Jun 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Feb 22, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff, Jun 26-29, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002/03|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, May 16, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Burgher Recreation Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (NCC), Aug 17, 2004 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls at Dhaka, Dec 3, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 3/68, 27, 2/80||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||26 Jun 2017||FC|
|0/5, 0, 1/75, 5||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||9 Jun 2017||FC|
|1/10, 20, 4/96, 6*||Derbyshire||v Notts||Nottingham||2 Jun 2017||FC|
|6/204, 0, 2/79||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||25 May 2017||FC|
|19, 4/98, 16||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||19 May 2017||FC|
|5, 1/34||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||16 May 2017||LA|
|23, 0/31||Derbyshire||v Leics||Leicester||14 May 2017||LA|
|2/38||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Blackpool||12 May 2017||LA|
|1/55, 44*||Derbyshire||v Warwickshire||Derby||10 May 2017||LA|
|2/59, 17||Derbyshire||v Yorkshire||Leeds||7 May 2017||LA|
Jeewan Mendis comes from a cricketing family, with his father Jagath and brother Tharindu also playing for his school, St Thomas' College. As a youth cricketer, Jeewan won several prestigious awards, including the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2001, the Man-of-the-Tournament awards in the Under-17 Asia Cup in Pakistan and the 2001 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, where he bowled a record-breaking spell of 7 for 19 against Zimbabwe. However, during his six years for SSC, he hardly got an opportunity to bowl his legspinners, but his move to Tamil Union in 2008-09 opened the doors for him to display his all-round talent.
In the recently concluded domestic season, Mendis won the Man-of-the-Tournament and Man-of-the-Final awards, scoring 450 runs and taking 26 wickets to help Tamil
Union emerge the Premier limited-overs champions. In the Premier League, he
accumulated 600 runs and captured 36 wickets to win the Player-of-the-Tournament prize once again - a unique double underlying the fact that he is a cricketer suitable for all versions of the game. Mainly a top-order batsman at No. 3 or 4 from his school days, Mendis honed his spin-bowling skills under the national spin bowling coach, Piyal Wijetunge. Mendis says batsmen find it difficult to read his leg spin or googly because of the way he grips the ball. An outstanding fielder, Mendis believes he is at his peak and selection to the Sri Lanka A team for the upcoming tri-nation series against Canada and Holland is one step towards achieving his life-long ambition of representing his country.
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