Kusal Mendis      

Full name Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis

Born February 2, 1995, Moratuwa

Current age 25 years 67 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 44 85 4 2995 196 36.97 5387 55.59 7 11 369 28 65 0
ODIs 76 74 3 2167 119 30.52 2559 84.68 2 17 216 33 39 0
T20Is 26 26 0 484 79 18.61 368 131.52 0 5 41 21 6 0
First-class 68 126 6 4392 196 36.60 7523 58.38 9 18 533 50 95 8
List A 97 94 3 2566 119 28.19 3128 82.03 2 19 248 37 57 4
T20s 49 48 1 1151 79 24.48 829 138.84 0 10 96 53 19 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 7 84 69 1 1/10 1/18 69.00 4.92 84.0 0 0 0
ODIs 76 2 20 28 0 - - - 8.40 - 0 0 0
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 68 13 188 140 2 1/10 1/14 70.00 4.46 94.0 0 0 0
List A 97 3 26 32 0 - - - 7.38 - 0 0 0
T20s 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 6, 2020 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 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 27-31, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Rest of Sri Lanka v Sri Lanka A at Pallekele, May 17, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 1, 2020 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 West Indies at Pallekele, Mar 6, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 6 Mar 2020 T20I # 1078
0 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 4 Mar 2020 T20I # 1075
55 Sri Lanka v West Indies Pallekele 1 Mar 2020 ODI # 4250
119 Sri Lanka v West Indies Hambantota 26 Feb 2020 ODI # 4247
20 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 22 Feb 2020 ODI # 4246
22, 116* Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 27 Jan 2020 Test # 2383
80 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 19 Jan 2020 Test # 2381
13, 0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 19 Dec 2019 Test # 2375
10, 0/14 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Rawalpindi 11 Dec 2019 Test # 2373
13 Sri Lanka v Australia Melbourne 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 993
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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Mar 1, 2020

Kusal Mendis is growing into his role as a mainstay, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Pallekele, March 1, 2020

Kusal Mendis is growing into his role as a mainstay

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Feb 26, 2020

Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando are a pair of delightful strokemakers, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, February 26, 2020

Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando are a pair of delightful strokemakers

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Feb 22, 2020

Kusal Mendis powers one down the ground, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, February 22, 2020

Kusal Mendis powers one down the ground

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