Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 24 years 107 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 62 60 2 1626 102 28.03 1917 84.82 1 14 171 25 30 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 83 80 2 2025 102 25.96 2486 81.45 1 16 203 29 48 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 62 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 83 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 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 Galle v Colombo at Dambulla, Apr 11, 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
11 Galle v Colombo Dambulla 11 Apr 2019 LA
11 Galle v Colombo Pallekele 8 Apr 2019 LA
2 Galle v Dambulla Dambulla 6 Apr 2019 LA
65 Galle v Kandy Pallekele 4 Apr 2019 LA
4 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 22 Mar 2019 T20I # 758
0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2019 T20I # 755
56, 1c/0s Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 16 Mar 2019 ODI # 4115
21, 0c/0s Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2019 ODI # 4114
41 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
24 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
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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Mar 10, 2019

Kusal Mendis hammers the ball down the ground, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019

Kusal Mendis hammers the ball down the ground

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Mar 6, 2019

Kusal Mendis is run out, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Centurion, February 6, 2019

Kusal Mendis is run out

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Mar 3, 2019

Kusal Mendis steers one towards fine leg, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg, March 3, 2019

Kusal Mendis steers one towards fine leg

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