Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 24 years 314 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 40 79 3 2754 196 36.23 4840 56.90 6 10 345 26 63 0
ODIs 73 71 3 1973 102 29.01 2367 83.35 1 16 196 31 36 0
T20Is 24 24 0 473 79 19.70 353 133.99 0 5 40 21 6 0
First-class 64 120 5 4151 196 36.09 6976 59.50 8 17 509 48 93 8
List A 94 91 3 2372 102 26.95 2936 80.79 1 18 228 35 54 4
T20s 47 46 1 1140 79 25.33 814 140.04 0 10 95 53 19 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 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 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 64 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 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 1, 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 Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 1, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 993
1 Sri Lanka v Australia Brisbane 30 Oct 2019 T20I # 988
0 Sri Lanka v Australia Adelaide 27 Oct 2019 T20I # 978
7 Sri Lankans v PM's XI Canberra 24 Oct 2019 Other T20
26 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 3 Sep 2019 T20I # 879
79 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Pallekele 1 Sep 2019 T20I # 878
32, 20 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
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
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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Dec 11, 2019

Usman Shinwari celebrates the wicket of Kusal Mendis, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Rawalpindi, Day 1

Usman Shinwari celebrates the wicket of Kusal Mendis

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Nov 1, 2019

Kusal Mendis collides with the stumps as he looks to complete a run, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Melbourne, November 1, 2019

Kusal Mendis collides with the stumps as he looks to complete a run

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Sep 3, 2019

Kusal Mendis goes down the ground, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Pallekele, September 3, 2019

Kusal Mendis goes down the ground

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