Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 34 years 43 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 19 6 213 78 16.38 455 46.81 0 1 25 1 2 0
ODIs 87 42 19 188 21* 8.17 263 71.48 0 0 16 2 15 0
T20Is 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 79 109 7 1822 101 17.86 2675 68.11 1 7 187 53 24 0
List A 161 86 29 855 71* 15.00 1018 83.98 0 2 70 22 35 0
T20s 129 49 17 214 27* 6.68 246 86.99 0 0 16 7 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 31 4730 2434 70 6/99 10/209 34.77 3.08 67.5 5 4 1
ODIs 87 84 4154 3324 152 6/13 6/13 21.86 4.80 27.3 7 3 0
T20Is 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 79 122 13195 7118 306 7/37 11/105 23.26 3.23 43.1 21 18 3
List A 161 153 7371 5557 287 7/23 7/23 19.36 4.52 25.6 14 5 0
T20s 129 128 2767 3230 170 6/8 6/8 19.00 7.00 16.2 5 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Chattogram, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Lankan Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Welisara, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Police Sports Club at Katunayake, Apr 17-19, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Police Sports Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Mar 12, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Negombo Cricket Club v Police Sports Club at Katunayake, Feb 19, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
61 Police SC v SL Air SC Katunayake 17 Apr 2019 FC
6, 0/27 Police SC v Bloomfield Colombo (Police) 7 Apr 2019 FC
60, 1 Police SC v Lankan CC Panagoda 1 Apr 2019 FC
57, 0/13, 63 Police SC v SL Navy Welisara 27 Mar 2019 FC
0/19 Police SC v Bloomfield Colombo (Bloomfield) 12 Mar 2019 LA
14* Police SC v Panadura Colombo (Police) 10 Mar 2019 LA
28, 0/30 Police SC v Burgher Colombo (Burgher) 4 Mar 2019 LA
1/31, 2 Police SC v Negombo Katunayake 19 Feb 2019 T20
15, 2/13 Police SC v KTC Colombo (Bloomfield) 18 Feb 2019 T20
0/40, 0 Police SC v Colts Colombo (Moors) 15 Feb 2019 T20
Profile

Ajantha Mendis reintroduced mystery to spin in the era of video analysts and super-slow-motion replays. Much like the original mystery spinner, Jack Iverson, and the other practitioner of the "Iversons", John Gleeson, Mendis stunned the world with his finger-flicked legbreaks. His Iversons came with a new name, the "carrom ball", taken from the way the striker is flicked in the popular board game in the subcontinent.

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Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka

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Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies

© Associated Press

Dec 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008