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Ajantha Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 31 years 109 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 87 42 19 188 21* 8.17 263 71.48 0 0 16 2 15 0
T20Is 39 8 5 8 4* 2.66 17 47.05 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 69 92 7 1351 101 15.89 1858 72.71 1 3 141 39 23 0
List A 152 78 28 702 71* 14.04 850 82.58 0 2 61 14 30 0
Twenty20 119 39 16 123 15 5.34 177 69.49 0 0 12 2 27 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 87 84 4154 3324 152 6/13 6/13 21.86 4.80 27.3 7 3 0
T20Is 39 39 885 952 66 6/8 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2 0
First-class 69 115 13069 7011 305 7/37 11/105 22.98 3.21 42.8 21 18 3
List A 152 146 7227 5387 283 7/23 7/23 19.03 4.47 25.5 14 5 0
Twenty20 119 119 2617 3008 159 6/8 6/8 18.91 6.89 16.4 5 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 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 Ports Authority Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at Colombo (CCC), Mar 4-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Sri Lanka Army v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Nov 8, 2006 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Army v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Feb 28, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars at Dubai (DSC), Feb 17, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14, 0/11, 28, 2/67 SL Army v SLPACC Colombo (CCC) 4 Mar 2016 FC
5, 0/5, 0/26 SL Army v Saracens Colombo (Bloomfield) 26 Feb 2016 FC
0/31 Qalandars v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 17 Feb 2016 T20
0/23 Qalandars v Islamabad Un Sharjah 10 Feb 2016 T20
3/17 Qalandars v Quetta Glad Dubai (DSC) 8 Feb 2016 T20
1/23 Qalandars v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 6 Feb 2016 T20
10*, 0/24 Guardians v Commandos Colombo (RPS) 5 Feb 2016 T20
1/23 Guardians v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 3 Feb 2016 T20
2/38 Guardians v Crusaders Colombo (RPS) 30 Jan 2016 T20
2/23 Guardians v Kurunegala W Colombo (RPS) 27 Jan 2016 T20
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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Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka

© AFP

Nov 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015

Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies

© Associated Press

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

© Getty Images

Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 143/2 (52 ov) Durham 205
2nd Youth Test: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Kurunegala - Jun 28-30
S Africa U19 244 (91.2 ov)
4th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at The Oval
Jun 29, 2016 (13:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT)
5th ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff
Jul 2, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd Youth Test: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Pallekele
Jul 3-5, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Pakistan A v Sri Lanka A at Leicester
Jul 3-6, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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