Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 16 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 24 47 1 1712 196 37.21 2905 58.93 4 5 212 17 33 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 9 9 0 127 53 14.11 87 145.97 0 1 14 5 0 0
First-class 44 80 2 2827 196 36.24 4538 62.29 6 9 339 38 62 8
List A 59 56 2 1512 102 28.00 1845 81.95 1 12 168 17 39 4
T20s Insights on t20 23 22 1 456 65 21.71 331 137.76 0 3 42 21 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 24 5 72 43 1 1/10 1/18 43.00 3.58 72.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 44 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 44 9 150 94 2 1/10 1/14 47.00 3.76 75.0 0 0 0
List A 59 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 15, 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 8-10, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 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 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
53 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 15 Feb 2018 T20I # 648
68, 7 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Feb 2018 Test # 2296 Insights on
196, 0/2 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 31 Jan 2018 Test # 2295 Insights on
28 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 27 Jan 2018 ODI # 3967 Insights on
- Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 Jan 2018 ODI # 3965 Insights on
36 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Dhaka 21 Jan 2018 ODI # 3962 Insights on
19 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Jan 2018 ODI # 3959 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Dhaka 17 Jan 2018 ODI # 3955 Insights on
25 Col CC v Colts Colombo (CCC) 22 Dec 2017 FC
1/14, 177 Col CC v Moors Colombo (CCC) 15 Dec 2017 FC
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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Feb 15, 2018

Kusal Mendis plays a ramp, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Mirpur, February 15, 2018

Kusal Mendis plays a ramp

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Feb 8, 2018

Kusal Mendis countered Bangladesh's spinners with a classy half-century, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day, February 8, 2018

Kusal Mendis countered Bangladesh's spinners with a classy half-century

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Feb 4, 2018

Kusal Mendis reaches out for the ball, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day, February 4, 2018

Kusal Mendis reaches out for the ball

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