Full Name

Louis Rohan Duleep Mendis

Born

August 25, 1952, Moratuwa

Age

69y 103d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(nephew)

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

Wisden Overview
A strong, burly, wristy batsman capable of destroying attacks at any level when the mood took him, Mendis played in key part in Sri Lanka's early days as a Test-playing country. Mendis, who had first played for Sri Lanka in 1972 while at school but was almost 30 when they played their first Test, made a shaky start, but quickly found his feet, despite having the additional burden of captaining the side from their third Test. He hit 105 in both innings against India at Madras 1982-83, and nearly repeated the feat two years later against England at Lord's, with 111 and 94. Considering the circumstances, he performed admirably leading Sri Lanka to its inaugural Test and series victory against India in 1985-86, scoring 310 runs at 62.00. Following his hundred against Pakistan the following winter he went into a steady decline, scoring only two fifties in his last 10 Tests. He was replaced as captain by Ranjan Madugalle for the tour to England in 1988, where he signed off with 56 in his final Test at Lord's. He remained in the public eye, with Sri Lanka's World Cup success coming while he was managing the side.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test24431132912431.64481190
ODI7974915278023.49203475.0707140
FC12119016623319435.821235491
List A110104142467105*27.41113240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test24------------
ODI79------------
FC121905211/452.003.4690.000
List A1101270---3.50-000
Louis Rohan Duleep Mendis
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Oman Cricket's entire staff took part in the squad's celebrations after winning Division Three
Oman coach Duleep Mendis goes through some instructions during warm-ups
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka's new captain, and Duleep Mendis, new chief selector
Duleep Mendis addresses the press after assuming the role of Sri Lanka's chief selector
Duleep Mendis after becoming Sri Lanka's chief of selectors
Duleep Mendis addresses the media