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Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 33 years 131 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, 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

Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 19 19 6 213 78 16.38 455 46.81 0 1 25 1 2 0
ODIs Insights on odi 87 42 19 188 21* 8.17 263 71.48 0 0 16 2 15 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 73 100 7 1549 101 16.65 2182 70.98 1 3 160 46 24 0
List A 158 84 28 813 71* 14.51 983 82.70 0 2 69 19 33 0
T20s Insights on t20 126 46 17 197 27* 6.79 233 84.54 0 0 15 6 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 19 31 4730 2434 70 6/99 10/209 34.77 3.08 67.5 5 4 1
ODIs Insights on odi 87 84 4154 3324 152 6/13 6/13 21.86 4.80 27.3 7 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 73 118 13117 7049 305 7/37 11/105 23.11 3.22 43.0 21 18 3
List A 158 151 7329 5508 287 7/23 7/23 19.19 4.50 25.5 14 5 0
T20s Insights on t20 126 125 2719 3146 167 6/8 6/8 18.83 6.94 16.2 5 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 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 Moors Sports Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (Burgher), Feb 7-9, 2018 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 Galle Cricket Club at Panagoda, Mar 18, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Nondescripts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (PSS), Mar 7, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32 SL Army v Galle CC Panagoda 18 Mar 2018 LA
2/44, 36 SL Army v Chilaw Katunayake 16 Mar 2018 LA
0/10, 1 SL Army v Lankan CC Panagoda 12 Mar 2018 LA
19, 2/40 SL Army v Colts Panagoda 10 Mar 2018 LA
5 SL Army v Nondescripts Colombo (PSS) 7 Mar 2018 T20
11, 0/21 SL Army v Moors Colombo (CCC) 4 Mar 2018 T20
2/27, 27* SL Army v Bloomfield Colombo (Colts) 2 Mar 2018 T20
0, 2/16 SL Army v Saracens Colombo (CCC) 1 Mar 2018 T20
1/22, 6 SL Army v Col CC Colombo (NCC) 27 Feb 2018 T20
20, 1/27 SL Army v Panadura Colombo (Colts) 25 Feb 2018 T20
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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Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka

© AFP

Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies

© Associated Press

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

© Getty Images

Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

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