Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 261 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 29 57 1 2060 196 36.78 3529 58.37 5 6 257 21 44 0
ODIs Insights on odi 53 51 2 1330 102 27.14 1573 84.55 1 11 151 16 27 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 15 0 332 70 22.13 220 150.90 0 4 29 16 3 0
First-class 53 98 3 3457 196 36.38 5665 61.02 7 13 421 43 74 8
List A 70 67 2 1640 102 25.23 2010 81.59 1 12 178 19 44 4
T20s Insights on t20 38 37 1 999 71 27.75 681 146.69 0 9 84 48 16 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 29 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 53 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 53 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 70 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 38 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Oct 20, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 14, 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 South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 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 Pallekele, Oct 20, 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 Galle v Kandy at Pallekele, Aug 30, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
36 Galle v Colombo Dambulla 26 Aug 2018 T20
40 Galle v Kandy Dambulla 25 Aug 2018 T20
4 Galle v Dambulla Colombo (RPS) 22 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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Oct 20, 2018

Jos Buttler belts out an appeal after Kusal Mendis is pinned in front, Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Pallekele, October 20, 2018

Jos Buttler belts out an appeal after Kusal Mendis is pinned in front

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Oct 20, 2018

Adil Rashid claimed the scalp of Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Pallekele, October 20, 2018

Adil Rashid claimed the scalp of Kusal Mendis

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Oct 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis was bowled first ball by Adil Rashid's googly, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, October 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis was bowled first ball by Adil Rashid's googly

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