Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995

Current age 21 years 8 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

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 3 6 0 183 46 30.50 394 46.44 0 0 26 0 1 0
First-class 14 24 1 689 108 29.95 1077 63.97 1 1 85 10 26 4
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 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 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 Colombo Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Jan 15-16, 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
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
0c/0s, 35* Kurunegala W v Troopers Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2016 T20
7, 0c/0s Kurunegala W v Guardians Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
63 Col CC v Colts Colombo (NCC) 21 Jan 2016 T20
40, 7 Col CC v Moors Colombo (CCC) 15 Jan 2016 FC
47 Col CC v Badureliya Colombo (NCC) 13 Jan 2016 T20
23 Col CC v Chilaw Colombo (Colts) 12 Jan 2016 T20
31, 46 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2015 Test # 2194
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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Dec 20, 2015

Kusal Mendis targets the off side during his 46, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 3rd day, December 20, 2015

Kusal Mendis targets the off side during his 46

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Dec 19, 2015

Kusal Mendis took a sharp catch at silly point to dismiss Brendon McCullum, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 2nd day, December 19, 2015

Kusal Mendis took a sharp catch at silly point to dismiss Brendon McCullum

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Dec 18, 2015

Kusal Mendis tries to loft over the off side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 1st day, December 18, 2015

Kusal Mendis tries to loft over the off side

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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