Kamindu Mendis      

Full name Pasqual Handi Kamindu Dilanka Mendis

Born September 30, 1998, Galle

Current age 20 years 145 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Under-19s

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Richmond College, Galle

Relation Brother - ST Mendis

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 0 24 24 24.00 14 171.42 0 0 3 1 0 0
First-class 6 8 0 339 91 42.37 545 62.20 0 3 40 1 8 0
List A 15 13 3 554 91* 55.40 575 96.34 0 6 50 7 11 0
T20s 10 6 2 90 24 22.50 83 108.43 0 0 9 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1 1 18 27 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 6 10 539 383 12 3/48 5/101 31.91 4.26 44.9 0 0 0
List A 15 15 701 634 18 3/34 3/34 35.22 5.42 38.9 0 0 0
T20s 10 8 96 121 3 1/6 1/6 40.33 7.56 32.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only T20I Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 27, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Chilaw Marians Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Katunayake, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 scorecard
Last First-class Saracens Sports Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (NCC), Feb 7-10, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka A v Ireland A at Colombo (RPS), Jan 29, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo v Galle at Colombo (RPS), Aug 21, 2018 scorecard
Last T20s Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/14 Tamil Union v Galle CC Colombo (CCC) 18 Feb 2019 T20
18, 0/12 Tamil Union v Lankan CC Katunayake 16 Feb 2019 T20
3, 1/9 Tamil Union v Kandy CCC Colombo (Colts) 15 Feb 2019 T20
41, 1/50 Tamil Union v Saracens Colombo (NCC) 7 Feb 2019 FC
2/53, 12, 3/48, 53 Tamil Union v Colts Colombo (SSC) 31 Jan 2019 FC
2*, 2/82 Sri Lanka A v Ireland A Colombo (RPS) 29 Jan 2019 LA
50*, 3/34 Sri Lanka A v Ireland A Colombo (SSC) 26 Jan 2019 LA
0/40 Sri Lanka A v Ireland A Colombo (SSC) 24 Jan 2019 LA
76, 2/33 Sri Lanka A v Ireland A Hambantota 21 Jan 2019 LA
9, 1/64 Sri Lanka A v Ireland A Hambantota 19 Jan 2019 LA
Profile

Though foremost a batsman who scores heavily square of the wicket, it is for his unique skill set with the ball that Kamindu Mendis had gained an international reputation long before he entered a national squad. He bowls finger spin with both arms, and does it with skill and accuracy - his offbreaks not quite as good as his left-arm orthodox, but not far off. Understandably, his potential has impressed coaches. In the age of T20, a bowler who can spin it away from both right and left-handers, not to mention employ different lines of attack to the same batsman, could potentially have team owners and data analysts drooling, so long as Kamindu continues to develop those skills.

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Oct 27, 2018

Kamindu Mendis showed some impressive shot-making in 24 from 14 balls, Sri Lanka v England, only T20I, October 27, 2018

Kamindu Mendis showed some impressive shot-making in 24 from 14 balls

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Oct 27, 2018

Kamindu Mendis failed to claim a wicket with either arm on debut, Sri Lanka v England, only T20I, October 27, 2018

Kamindu Mendis failed to claim a wicket with either arm on debut

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Oct 5, 2018

Left-arm round, right-arm over: Kamindu Mendis shows off all his tricks, Sri Lanka Board XI v England, tour match, P Sara Oval, October 5, 2018

Left-arm round, right-arm over: Kamindu Mendis shows off all his tricks

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