Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995

Current age 21 years 178 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 6 12 1 339 53 30.81 633 53.55 0 1 46 1 7 0
ODIs 7 7 0 228 77 32.57 253 90.11 0 3 31 2 4 0
T20Is 1 1 0 21 21 21.00 16 131.25 0 0 0 1 0 0
First-class 23 41 2 1212 108 31.07 1897 63.89 1 5 152 17 35 8
List A 21 20 0 467 77 23.35 591 79.01 0 4 55 4 20 4
Twenty20 15 14 1 350 65 26.92 260 134.61 0 2 28 17 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 1 12 13 0 - - - 6.50 - 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 23 3 66 37 0 - - - 3.36 - 0 0 0
List A 21 1 12 13 0 - - - 6.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jul 2, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 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 England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jul 2, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
21 Sri Lanka v England Southampton 5 Jul 2016 T20I # 561
0/13, 22 Sri Lanka v England Cardiff 2 Jul 2016 ODI # 3758
77 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
53 Sri Lanka v England Bristol 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3755
0 Sri Lanka v England Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
17 Sri Lanka v England Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
8 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Jun 2016 ODI # 3749
51 Sri Lanka v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 16 Jun 2016 ODI # 3748
25, 17* Sri Lanka v England Lord's 9 Jun 2016 Test # 2205
35, 26 Sri Lanka v England Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
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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Jul 29, 2016

Kusal Mendis drives through the off side en route to 176, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 4th day, July 29, 2016

Kusal Mendis drives through the off side en route to 176

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Jul 28, 2016

Kusal Mendis celebrates his century, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 3rd day, July 28, 2016

Kusal Mendis celebrates his century

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Jul 28, 2016

Kusal Mendis sweeps, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 3rd day, July 28, 2016

Kusal Mendis sweeps

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Jul 26-30
Sri Lanka 117 & 353 Australia 203 & 83/3 (27 ov, target 268)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 335 & 168/3 (34.2 ov) (f/o)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Northampton
Aug 3-6, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st Youth ODI: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Wormsley
Aug 10, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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