Kamindu Mendis      

Full name Pasqual Handi Kamindu Dilanka Mendis

Born September 30, 1998, Galle

Current age 21 years 22 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 9 13 1 751 169 62.58 1250 60.08 1 6 90 2 11 0
List A 27 22 4 773 91* 42.94 881 87.74 0 8 64 12 15 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 9 13 623 449 13 3/48 5/101 34.53 4.32 47.9 0 0 0
List A 27 25 1010 937 21 3/34 3/34 44.61 5.56 48.0 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 Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A at Hambantota, Oct 4-7, 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 Bangladesh A at Colombo (RPS), Oct 12, 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
55 Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A Colombo (RPS) 12 Oct 2019 LA
61, 0/10 Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A Colombo (RPS) 10 Oct 2019 LA
23 Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A Colombo (RPS) 9 Oct 2019 LA
62, 0/15, 67* Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A Hambantota 4 Oct 2019 FC
0/15, 169 Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A Hambantota 29 Sep 2019 FC
0/21, 5* SL Emerg v BDESH Emerg Khulna 24 Aug 2019 Other OD
65, 0/33 SL Emerg v BDESH Emerg Savar 21 Aug 2019 Other OD
28, 0/6 SL Emerg v BDESH Emerg Savar 18 Aug 2019 Other OD
33, 17 SL Emerg v SA Emerging Potchefstroom 18 Jul 2019 Other
40 SL Emerg v USSA XI Pretoria 14 Jul 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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