Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 29 years 286 days

Major teams Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 19 6 213 78 16.38 455 46.81 0 1 25 1 2 0
ODIs 83 40 18 163 19* 7.40 235 69.36 0 0 15 1 15 0
T20Is 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 57 74 6 1095 101 16.10 1586 69.04 1 3 108 30 20 0
List A 145 74 26 654 71* 13.62 794 82.36 0 2 59 13 29 0
Twenty20 98 29 14 79 15 5.26 104 75.96 0 0 10 1 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 31 4730 2434 70 6/99 10/209 34.77 3.08 67.5 5 4 1
ODIs 83 80 4010 3134 148 6/13 6/13 21.17 4.68 27.0 7 3 0
T20Is 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 57 96 11622 6069 274 7/37 11/105 22.14 3.13 42.4 21 17 3
List A 145 140 6999 5133 278 7/23 7/23 18.46 4.40 25.1 14 5 0
Twenty20 98 98 2197 2435 135 6/8 6/8 18.03 6.64 16.2 4 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Jul 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain, Apr 10, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, Dec 10-11, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 27, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Lankan Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army at Welisara, Nov 17-19, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Panagoda, Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Udarata Rulers v Southern Express at Colombo (SSC), Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/14 SL Army v Col CC Panagoda 16 Dec 2014 LA
2/25, 0 SL Army v Tamil Union Panagoda 14 Dec 2014 LA
2, 1/43 SL Army v Ragama Katunayake 13 Dec 2014 LA
0, 1/49 Sri Lanka v England Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
3/56 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2014 ODI # 3563
3/37, 24* SL Army v Badureliya Kaluthara 5 Dec 2014 LA
0/53 Sri Lanka v England Hambantota 3 Dec 2014 ODI # 3561
3/33 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 29 Nov 2014 ODI # 3557
2/55 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (RPS) 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3554
0, 4/73 Sri Lanka v India Ranchi 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3547
Profile

Ajantha Mendis reintroduced mystery to spin in the era of video analysts and super-slow-motion replays. Much like the original mystery spinner, Jack Iverson, and the other practitioner of the "Iversons", John Gleeson, Mendis stunned the world with his finger-flicked legbreaks. His Iversons came with a new name, the "carrom ball", taken from the way the striker is flicked in the popular board game in the subcontinent.

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Dec 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 10, 2014

Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes

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Dec 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis chats with Angelo Mathews, Colombo, December 6, 2014

Ajantha Mendis chats with Angelo Mathews

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Jul 23, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Upul Tharanga take a breather during training, Colombo, July 23, 2014

Ajantha Mendis and Upul Tharanga take a breather during training

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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