Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 351 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 34 67 2 2464 196 37.90 4331 56.89 6 8 306 23 50 0
ODIs 57 55 2 1424 102 26.86 1656 85.99 1 12 156 22 29 0
T20Is 17 17 0 350 70 20.58 242 144.62 0 4 29 16 5 0
First-class 58 108 4 3861 196 37.12 6467 59.70 8 15 470 45 80 8
List A 74 71 2 1734 102 25.13 2093 82.84 1 13 183 25 46 4
T20s 40 39 1 1017 71 26.76 703 144.66 0 9 84 48 18 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs 57 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 58 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 74 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s 40 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-30, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-30, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nelson, Jan 8, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Sri Lankans v CA XI Hobart 17 Jan 2019 Other
17 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
0 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Nelson 8 Jan 2019 ODI # 4076
20 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2019 ODI # 4075
18 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 3 Jan 2019 ODI # 4074
15, 67 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2336
2, 141* Sri Lanka v New Zealand Wellington 15 Dec 2018 Test # 2335
0, 72*, 0/3 Sri Lankans v NZ XI Napier 8 Dec 2018 Other
27, 86 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (SSC) 23 Nov 2018 Test # 2329
1, 1 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326
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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Jan 18, 2019

Kusal Mendis backs away to play a cut shot, Cricket Australia XI v Sri Lankans, 2nd day, warm-up match, Hobart, January 18, 2019

Kusal Mendis backs away to play a cut shot

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Jan 17, 2019

Kusal Mendis leaves the field after taking a blow at short leg, Cricket Australia XI v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Hobart, January 17, 2018

Kusal Mendis leaves the field after taking a blow at short leg

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Jan 8, 2019

Kusal Mendis was adjudged run out by a dodgy call from the third umpire, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Nelson, January 8, 2019

Kusal Mendis was adjudged run out by a dodgy call from the third umpire

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