Kamindu Mendis      

Full name Pasqual Handi Kamindu Dilanka Mendis

Born September 30, 1998, Galle

Current age 20 years 296 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 7 10 0 453 91 45.30 713 63.53 0 4 57 1 9 0
List A 24 19 4 634 91* 42.26 721 87.93 0 6 53 7 13 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 7 11 581 419 13 3/48 5/101 32.23 4.32 44.6 0 0 0
List A 24 24 992 927 21 3/34 3/34 44.14 5.60 47.2 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 India A v Sri Lanka A at Hubli, May 31-Jun 3, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Badureliya Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club at Kaluthara, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
Last List A India A v Sri Lanka A at Belgaum, Jun 10, 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
33, 17 SL Emerg v SA Emerging Potchefstroom 18 Jul 2019 Other
40 SL Emerg v USSA XI Pretoria 14 Jul 2019 Other OD
1 SL Emerg v SA Emerging Pretoria 10 Jul 2019 Other OD
8, 2/65 SL Emerg v USSA XI Pretoria 9 Jul 2019 Other OD
10 SL Emerg v USSA XI Pretoria 5 Jul 2019 Other OD
0/16, 35 SL Emerg v USSA XI Pretoria 1 Jul 2019 Other OD
2/41, 4 SL Emerg v SA Emerging Pretoria 29 Jun 2019 Other OD
0/41 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 10 Jun 2019 LA
10, 0/44 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 8 Jun 2019 LA
0/29, 9 Sri Lanka A v India A Belgaum 6 Jun 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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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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