Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 142 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 Insights on test 26 51 1 1950 196 39.00 3326 58.62 5 6 239 21 36 0
ODIs Insights on odi 44 42 2 1239 102 30.97 1458 84.97 1 11 142 15 23 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 14 14 0 331 70 23.64 217 152.53 0 4 29 16 2 0
First-class 50 92 3 3347 196 37.60 5462 61.27 7 13 403 43 66 8
List A 60 57 2 1527 102 27.76 1867 81.78 1 12 169 17 40 4
T20s Insights on t20 31 30 1 816 71 28.13 563 144.93 0 8 69 40 14 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 26 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 44 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 50 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 60 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Jun 14-18, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Jan 16-18, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Jun 14-18, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Dambulla v Galle at Colombo (CCC), May 5, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Mar 16, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
45, 87 Sri Lanka v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308 Insights on
0/12, 4, 102 Sri Lanka v West Indies Port of Spain 6 Jun 2018 Test # 2306 Insights on
0, 0/16, 60* Sri Lankans v WICB XI Tarouba 30 May 2018 FC
15 Dambulla v Galle Colombo (CCC) 5 May 2018 LA
24, 62 Dambulla v Colombo Dambulla 21 Apr 2018 FC
89, 26 Dambulla v Galle Dambulla 8 Apr 2018 FC
8, 13, 0/4 Dambulla v Kandy Katunayake 30 Mar 2018 FC
11 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2018 T20I # 661
55 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 12 Mar 2018 T20I # 659
57 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 10 Mar 2018 T20I # 658
Profile

Blessed with a compact technique, an aggressive impulse, and an iron resolve, Kusal Mendis rose rapidly through the age-group system, and quickly became one of the most promising young batsmen in the world. He had played only 16 first-class innings before he made his Test debut at the age of 20, and had hit only one first-class hundred before he made a maiden Test ton. That hundred - the 176 against Australia at Pallekele - was a match-flipping, series-defining knock, which given the fact no other batsman mustered more than 55 in the game, is one of the greatest ever Sri Lankan innings. Since then, Mendis has put together some impressive ODI innings as well, and has embedded himself in the Test top four.

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Jun 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis was bowled by Shannon Gabriel, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 4th day, June 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis was bowled by Shannon Gabriel

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Jun 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis glances to fine leg, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 4th day, June 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis glances to fine leg

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Jun 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis nails a pull, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 4th day, June 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis nails a pull

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