Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 288 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 Insights on test 30 59 1 2124 196 36.62 3638 58.38 5 6 267 22 45 0
ODIs Insights on odi 54 52 2 1386 102 27.72 1606 86.30 1 12 152 22 28 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 16 0 333 70 20.81 223 149.32 0 4 29 16 4 0
First-class 54 100 3 3521 196 36.29 5774 60.98 7 13 431 44 75 8
List A 71 68 2 1696 102 25.69 2043 83.01 1 13 179 25 45 4
T20s Insights on t20 39 38 1 1000 71 27.02 684 146.19 0 9 84 48 17 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 30 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 54 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 54 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 71 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 27, 2018 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 England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 27, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19, 45 Sri Lanka v England Galle 6 Nov 2018 Test # 2324 Insights on
1 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 27 Oct 2018 T20I # 703
56 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 23 Oct 2018 ODI # 4058 Insights on
5 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 20 Oct 2018 ODI # 4055 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 17 Oct 2018 ODI # 4054 Insights on
22 SL Board XI v England Colombo (PSS) 5 Oct 2018 LA
0 Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 17 Sep 2018 ODI # 4038 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Dubai (DSC) 15 Sep 2018 ODI # 4036 Insights on
43 Galle v Kandy Pallekele 30 Aug 2018 T20
58 Galle v Dambulla Pallekele 29 Aug 2018 T20
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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Nov 6, 2018

Kusal Mendis fails to hold on to a catch at short leg, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day, November 6, 2018

Kusal Mendis fails to hold on to a catch at short leg

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Oct 23, 2018

Kusal Mendis acknowledges reaching a 30-ball half-century, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, October 23, 2018

Kusal Mendis acknowledges reaching a 30-ball half-century

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Oct 23, 2018

Kusal Mendis swings down the ground, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, October 23, 2018

Kusal Mendis swings down the ground

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