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Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 22 years 290 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 22 44 1 1441 194 33.51 2459 58.60 3 4 180 14 29 0
ODIs Insights on odi 39 38 2 1156 102 32.11 1367 84.56 1 11 135 12 19 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 8 0 74 22 9.25 60 123.33 0 0 6 3 0 0
First-class 40 75 2 2354 194 32.24 3781 62.25 4 8 292 30 58 8
List A 54 52 2 1429 102 28.58 1754 81.47 1 12 161 14 35 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 22 4 66 41 1 1/10 1/18 41.00 3.72 66.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 39 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 40 7 132 78 1 1/10 1/18 78.00 3.54 132.0 0 0 0
List A 54 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 6-10, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Oct 16, 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 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Oct 6-10, 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 Abu Dhabi, Oct 16, 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
10 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Oct 2017 ODI # 3924 Insights on
2 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2017 ODI # 3922 Insights on
1, 29, 0/7 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2278 Insights on
10, 18 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2275 Insights on
1 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (RPS) 31 Aug 2017 ODI # 3908 Insights on
1 Sri Lanka v India Pallekele 27 Aug 2017 ODI # 3907 Insights on
19 Sri Lanka v India Pallekele 24 Aug 2017 ODI # 3906 Insights on
36 Sri Lanka v India Dambulla 20 Aug 2017 ODI # 3905 Insights on
18, 12 Sri Lanka v India Pallekele 12 Aug 2017 Test # 2269 Insights on
24, 110 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 3 Aug 2017 Test # 2267 Insights on
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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Oct 6, 2017

Shan Masood exults after Kusal Mendis was caught, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day, October 6, 2017

Shan Masood exults after Kusal Mendis was caught

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Oct 2, 2017

Kusal Mendis was trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day, October 2, 2017

Kusal Mendis was trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas

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Aug 31, 2017

A direct hit from KL Rahul removed Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka v India, 4th ODI, Colombo, August 31, 2017

A direct hit from KL Rahul removed Kusal Mendis

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