Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995

Current age 21 years 115 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa

Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 236 53 29.50 464 50.86 0 1 34 0 4 0
First-class 21 37 1 1109 108 30.80 1728 64.17 1 5 140 16 32 8
List A 14 13 0 239 72 18.38 338 70.71 0 1 24 2 16 4
Twenty20 14 13 1 329 65 27.41 244 134.83 0 2 28 16 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 21 3 66 37 0 - - - 3.36 - 0 0 0
List A 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Jan 16-18, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka Board President's XI v West Indians at Colombo (Colts), Oct 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Galle Guardians v Kurunegala Warriors at Colombo (RPS), Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 53 Sri Lanka v England Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
65 Sri Lankans v Leics Leicester 13 May 2016 FC
66, 16 Sri Lankans v Essex Chelmsford 8 May 2016 FC
0/2, 78, 19 Col CC v Nondescripts Colombo (Moors) 3 Mar 2016 FC
0/25, 42, 13 Col CC v Sinhalese Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2016 FC
13, 13 Col CC v Galle CC Colombo (Colts) 18 Feb 2016 FC
0/10, 8, 34 Col CC v Colts Colombo (PSS) 11 Feb 2016 FC
23, 0c/0s Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
8, 1c/0s Kurunegala W v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 1 Feb 2016 T20
18, 1c/0s Kurunegala W v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
Profile

A highly-rated graduate of Sri Lanka's school cricket system, Kusal Mendis' batting had earned him a large following long before he was on the national selectors' radar. A wicketkeeper and flowing right-hand batsman with an attacking bent, Mendis won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award in 2013, for his work in the Prince of Wales College team. He was Sri Lanka's under-19 captain in the Youth World Cup the following year.

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May 21, 2016

Kusal Mendis dragged on against James Anderson, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day, May 21, 2016

Kusal Mendis dragged on against James Anderson

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May 21, 2016

James Vince dropped Kusal Mendis on 47, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day, May 21, 2016

James Vince dropped Kusal Mendis on 47

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May 21, 2016

Kusal Mendis lofts down the ground, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day, May 21, 2016

Kusal Mendis lofts down the ground

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street
May 27-31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Lord's
Jun 9-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka in Ireland (venue TBA)
Jun 16, 2016 (09:45 GMT | 22:39 EDT -1d | 21:39 CDT -1d | 19:39 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka in Ireland (venue TBA)
Jun 18, 2016 (09:45 GMT | 22:39 EDT -1d | 21:39 CDT -1d | 19:39 PDT -1d)
1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham
Jun 21, 2016 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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