Full Name

Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis

Born

January 15, 1983, Colombo

Age

38y 284d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

5ft 8in

Education

S' Thomas' College, Colombo

TEAMS

Jeewan Mendis comes from a cricketing family, with his father Jagath and brother Tharindu also playing for his school, St Thomas' College. As a youth cricketer, Jeewan won several prestigious awards, including the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2001, the Man-of-the-Tournament awards in the Under-17 Asia Cup in Pakistan and the 2001 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, where he bowled a record-breaking spell of 7 for 19 against Zimbabwe. However, during his six years for SSC, he hardly got an opportunity to bowl his legspinners, but his move to Tamil Union in 2008-09 opened the doors for him to display his all-round talent.

In the recently concluded domestic season, Mendis won the Man-of-the-Tournament and Man-of-the-Final awards, scoring 450 runs and taking 26 wickets to help Tamil Union emerge the Premier limited-overs champions. In the Premier League, he accumulated 600 runs and captured 36 wickets to win the Player-of-the-Tournament prize once again - a unique double underlying the fact that he is a cricketer suitable for all versions of the game. Mainly a top-order batsman at No. 3 or 4 from his school days, Mendis honed his spin-bowling skills under the national spin bowling coach, Piyal Wijetunge. Mendis says batsmen find it difficult to read his leg spin or googly because of the way he grips the ball. An outstanding fielder, Mendis believes he is at his peak and selection to the Sri Lanka A team for the upcoming tri-nation series against Canada and Holland is one step towards achieving his life-long ambition of representing his country.
Sa'adi Thawfeeq January 2010

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI5844106367218.7076982.70014813130
T20I2215420743*18.81174118.960018670
FC164254347883206*35.8321361280
List A21618230353699*23.26016741
T201621322722506721.421820123.620516085450
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI584914041204283/153/1543.005.1450.1000
T20I2214210249123/243/2420.757.1117.5000
FC16417391100603659/5327.563.4747.6172
List A216592446561625/125/1228.744.7136.5730
T20162113195723621185/215/2120.017.2416.5310
Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis
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Jeevan Mendis strikes against the run of play
Jeevan Mendis is congratulated by his team-mates
Jeevan Mendis delivers the ball
Jeevan Mendis celebrates a wicket
Jeevan Mendis tosses one up
Jeevan Mendis takes a sharp catch in the deep to dismiss Brendon McCullum