Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 24 years 164 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 38 75 3 2639 196 36.65 4612 57.22 6 9 330 24 61 0
ODIs 70 68 2 1835 102 27.80 2186 83.94 1 15 183 30 32 0
T20Is 19 19 0 354 70 18.63 251 141.03 0 4 30 16 5 0
First-class 62 116 5 4036 196 36.36 6748 59.81 8 16 494 46 91 8
List A 91 88 2 2234 102 25.97 2755 81.08 1 17 215 34 50 4
T20s 42 41 1 1021 71 25.52 712 143.39 0 9 85 48 18 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs 70 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 62 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 91 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 22, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A India v Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Mar 22, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3 Sri Lanka v India Leeds 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4187
39 Sri Lanka v West Indies Chester-le-Street 1 Jul 2019 ODI # 4180
23 Sri Lanka v South Africa Chester-le-Street 28 Jun 2019 ODI # 4176
46 Sri Lanka v England Leeds 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4168
30 Sri Lanka v Australia The Oval 15 Jun 2019 ODI # 4159
2 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Cardiff 4 Jun 2019 ODI # 4149
0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Cardiff 1 Jun 2019 ODI # 4145
24 Sri Lanka v Australia Southampton 27 May 2019 Other OD
37 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cardiff 24 May 2019 Other OD
66, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v Scotland Edinburgh 21 May 2019 ODI # 4142
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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Jul 6, 2019

MS Dhoni pulled off a smart stumping to dismiss Kusal Mendis, India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Leeds, July 6, 2019

MS Dhoni pulled off a smart stumping to dismiss Kusal Mendis

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Jul 1, 2019

Fabian Allen took a brilliant catch off his own bowling, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street, July 1, 2019

CHESTER-LE-STREET, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Fabian Allen of West Indies tkes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Emirates Riverside on July 01, 2019 in Chester-le-Street, England. (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

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Jul 1, 2019

Fabian Allen took a brilliant catch off his own bowling, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street, July 1, 2019

Fabian Allen took a brilliant catch off his own bowling

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