Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 25 years 22 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 44 85 4 2995 196 36.97 5387 55.59 7 11 369 28 65 0
ODIs 74 72 3 1993 102 28.88 2392 83.31 1 16 198 32 36 0
T20Is 24 24 0 473 79 19.70 353 133.99 0 5 40 21 6 0
First-class 68 126 6 4392 196 36.60 7523 58.38 9 18 533 50 95 8
List A 95 92 3 2392 102 26.87 2961 80.78 1 18 230 36 54 4
T20s 47 46 1 1140 79 25.33 814 140.04 0 10 95 53 19 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 7 84 69 1 1/10 1/18 69.00 4.92 84.0 0 0 0
ODIs 74 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 68 13 188 140 2 1/10 1/14 70.00 4.46 94.0 0 0 0
List A 95 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC), Feb 22, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 1, 2019 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 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC), Feb 22, 2020 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 Melbourne, Nov 1, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
22, 116* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 27 Jan 2020 Test # 2383
80 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Jan 2020 Test # 2381
13, 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 19 Dec 2019 Test # 2375
10, 0/14 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Rawalpindi 11 Dec 2019 Test # 2373
13 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 993
1 Sri Lanka v Australia Brisbane 30 Oct 2019 T20I # 988
0 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 27 Oct 2019 T20I # 978
7 Sri Lankans v PM's XI Canberra 24 Oct 2019 Other T20
26 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 3 Sep 2019 T20I # 879
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 22, 2020

Kusal Mendis powers one down the ground, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, February 22, 2020

Kusal Mendis powers one down the ground

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Jan 31, 2020

Kusal Mendis employs the sweep, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, January 31, 2020

Kusal Mendis employs the sweep

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Jan 31, 2020

Kusal Mendis swats one away, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, January 31, 2020

Kusal Mendis swats one away

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