Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 24 years 202 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 39 77 3 2702 196 36.51 4707 57.40 6 10 338 26 62 0
ODIs 73 71 3 1973 102 29.01 2367 83.35 1 16 196 31 36 0
T20Is 19 19 0 354 70 18.63 251 141.03 0 4 30 16 5 0
First-class 63 118 5 4099 196 36.27 6843 59.90 8 17 502 48 92 8
List A 94 91 3 2372 102 26.95 2936 80.79 1 18 228 35 54 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 39 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs 73 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 63 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 94 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Galle, Aug 14-18, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS), Jul 31, 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
53, 10 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
54 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 31 Jul 2019 ODI # 4195
41* Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 28 Jul 2019 ODI # 4194
43 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 26 Jul 2019 ODI # 4193
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
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 15, 2019

Kusal Mendis gets down a sweep, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 15, 2019

Kusal Mendis gets down a sweep

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Aug 15, 2019

New Zealand appeal unsuccessfully against Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 15, 2019

New Zealand appeal unsuccessfully against Kusal Mendis

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Jul 31, 2019

Kusal Mendis looks to counter-attack, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 31, 2019

Kusal Mendis looks to counter-attack

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