Kamindu Mendis      

Full name Pasqual Handi Kamindu Dilanka Mendis

Born September 30, 1998, Galle

Current age 20 years 201 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club

Playing role Allrounder

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
ODIs 2 2 1 17 9 17.00 38 44.73 0 0 1 0 0 0
T20Is 4 4 0 66 41 16.50 46 143.47 0 0 6 3 1 0
First-class 6 8 0 339 91 42.37 545 62.20 0 3 40 1 8 0
List A 21 17 4 615 91* 47.30 687 89.51 0 6 53 7 12 0
T20s 13 9 2 132 41 18.85 115 114.78 0 0 12 3 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 2 2 84 79 1 1/45 1/45 79.00 5.64 84.0 0 0 0
T20Is 4 3 30 48 0 - - - 9.60 - 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 21 21 887 813 21 3/34 3/34 38.71 5.49 42.2 0 0 0
T20s 13 10 108 142 3 1/6 1/6 47.33 7.88 36.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Mar 10, 2019 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Mar 13, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 27, 2018 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 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 Galle v Colombo at Dambulla, Apr 11, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Colombo v Galle at Colombo (RPS), Aug 21, 2018 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/25 Colombo v Galle Dambulla 11 Apr 2019 LA
0/8 Colombo v Galle Pallekele 8 Apr 2019 LA
13, 1/41 Colombo v Kandy Pallekele 6 Apr 2019 LA
31, 1/26 Colombo v Dambulla Dambulla 4 Apr 2019 LA
1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Mar 2019 T20I # 763
0/12, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Centurion 22 Mar 2019 T20I # 758
41, 0/9 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2019 T20I # 755
9, 0/34 Sri Lanka v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Mar 2019 ODI # 4114
1/45, 8* Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
0/45, 26* Sri Lankans v CSA Inv XI Benoni 28 Feb 2019 Other OD
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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Mar 19, 2019

Kamindu Mendis top-edges a six over wicketkeeper David Miller, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Cape Town, March 19, 2019

Kamindu Mendis top-edges a six over wicketkeeper David Miller

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Mar 10, 2019

Kamindu Mendis celebrates the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019

Kamindu Mendis celebrates the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen

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Mar 10, 2019

Kamindu Mendis fields off his own bowling, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Durban, March 10, 2019

Kamindu Mendis fields off his own bowling

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