Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 22 years 143 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 16 32 1 1106 194 35.67 1879 58.86 2 3 138 14 23 0
ODIs Insights on odi 28 27 1 972 102 37.38 1118 86.94 1 10 117 11 13 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 8 0 74 22 9.25 60 123.33 0 0 6 3 0 0
First-class 34 63 2 2019 194 33.09 3201 63.07 3 7 250 30 52 8
List A 43 41 1 1245 102 31.12 1505 82.72 1 11 143 13 29 4
T20s Insights on t20 22 21 1 403 65 20.15 304 132.56 0 2 34 19 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 16 2 36 18 1 1/10 1/18 18.00 3.00 36.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 28 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 34 5 102 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 3.23 102.0 0 0 0
List A 43 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 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 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Cardiff 12 Jun 2017 ODI # 3888 Insights on
89 Sri Lanka v India The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
11 Sri Lanka v South Africa The Oval 3 Jun 2017 ODI # 3877 Insights on
57 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Birmingham 30 May 2017 Other OD
5 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 26 May 2017 Other OD
74* Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 23 May 2017 Other OD
1 Sri Lanka v Scotland Beckenham 21 May 2017 Other OD
34, 0/4 Colombo v Kegalle Colombo (PSS) 2 Apr 2017 LA
54 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 1 Apr 2017 ODI # 3858 Insights on
102 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dambulla 28 Mar 2017 ODI # 3856 Insights on
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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Jun 12, 2017

Kusal Mendis uses his wrists to pick up a boundary on the leg side, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017, Group B, Cardiff, London, June 12, 2017

Kusal Mendis uses his wrists to pick up a boundary on the leg side

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Jun 12, 2017

Angelo Mathews has held the Sri Lankan middle order together in the past few years

Angelo Mathews has held the Sri Lankan middle order together in the past few years

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Jun 8, 2017

Kusal Mendis was run-out for 89, India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy 2017, The Oval, London, June 8, 2017

Kusal Mendis was run-out for 89

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Tour Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah - Jan 16-20, 2014
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC) - Jan 8-12, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014
Match drawn
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 27, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi - Dec 25, 2013
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
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