Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 22 years 235 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 20 40 1 1383 194 35.46 2309 59.89 3 4 175 14 25 0
ODIs Insights on odi 37 36 2 1144 102 33.64 1335 85.69 1 11 134 12 16 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 8 0 74 22 9.25 60 123.33 0 0 6 3 0 0
First-class 38 71 2 2296 194 33.27 3631 63.23 4 8 287 30 54 8
List A 52 50 2 1417 102 29.52 1722 82.28 1 12 160 14 32 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 20 3 60 34 1 1/10 1/18 34.00 3.40 60.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 37 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 38 6 126 71 1 1/10 1/18 71.00 3.38 126.0 0 0 0
List A 52 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 India at Pallekele, Aug 12-14, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 31, 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 India at Pallekele, Aug 12-14, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 31, 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
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
0, 36 Sri Lanka v India Galle 26 Jul 2017 Test # 2265 Insights on
11, 0/16, 66 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
1 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Hambantota 8 Jul 2017 ODI # 3903 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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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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Aug 20, 2017

Kusal Mendis was bowled by a 104kph dart from Axar Patel, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla, August 20, 2017

Kusal Mendis was bowled by a 104kph dart from Axar Patel

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Aug 13, 2017

Kusal Mendis was run out after a mix-up with captain Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, 2nd day, Pallekele, August 13, 2017

Kusal Mendis was run out after a mix-up with captain Dinesh Chandimal

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