Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 23 years 194 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 Insights on test 29 57 1 2060 196 36.78 3529 58.37 5 6 257 21 44 0
ODIs Insights on odi 49 47 2 1325 102 29.44 1555 85.20 1 11 151 16 25 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 15 0 332 70 22.13 220 150.90 0 4 29 16 3 0
First-class 53 98 3 3457 196 36.38 5665 61.02 7 13 421 43 74 8
List A 65 62 2 1613 102 26.88 1964 82.12 1 12 178 18 42 4
T20s Insights on t20 32 31 1 817 71 27.23 566 144.34 0 8 69 40 15 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 29 6 78 55 1 1/10 1/18 55.00 4.23 78.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 49 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 53 12 182 126 2 1/10 1/14 63.00 4.15 91.0 0 0 0
List A 65 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 14, 2018 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 South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Colombo (CCC), Apr 1, 2015 scorecard
Last T20s Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 14, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 14 Aug 2018 T20I # 695
38 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (RPS) 12 Aug 2018 ODI # 4031 Insights on
14 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 8 Aug 2018 ODI # 4030 Insights on
31 Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 5 Aug 2018 ODI # 4029 Insights on
0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Dambulla 1 Aug 2018 ODI # 4027 Insights on
3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Dambulla 29 Jul 2018 ODI # 4025 Insights on
21, 18 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018 Test # 2313 Insights on
24, 0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Galle 12 Jul 2018 Test # 2311 Insights on
22, 25 Sri Lanka v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Jun 2018 Test # 2309 Insights on
45, 87 Sri Lanka v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308 Insights on
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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Aug 5, 2018

Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella check on Kusal Mendis after he takes a blow to the hand at slip, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, August 5, 2018

Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella check on Kusal Mendis after he takes a blow to the hand at slip

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Jun 26, 2018

Jason Holder had Kusal Mendis lbw in the first over of the day, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Barbados, 5th day, June 26, 2018

Jason Holder had Kusal Mendis lbw in the first over of the day

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Jun 25, 2018

Kusal Mendis catches safely. West Indies v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, June 25, 2018

Kusal Mendis catches safely

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