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Kusal Mendis, A Spectacular Performer, 6th Match, Asia Cup 2023

Man of the Match, Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka VS Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2023

Kusal Mendis is the Sri Lankan batsman who scored 92/84 runs during the match between SL against AFG. Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore is the host of this Match. The Crowd witnessed the fantastic win of Sri Lanka’s team. Moreover, Sri Lanka is now qualified in Super 4 Round of Asia Cup 2023. Kusal Mendis 92 runs played a wonderful part in Sri Lanka’s win.

Sri Lankan team cricketer Kusal is their top-order batsman in all formats of International Cricket.

His career included only 16 Matches before selection in the national team.

Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis

Personal Information of Kusal Mendis

Kusal was born on 2 February, at Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and aged 28 now.Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis is his full name.He was known as Menda in his social circle.The 

batting style of Menda is Right-handed.Besides this he is a Right-arm leg spin bowler.

NameKusal Mendis
DOB2 February, 1995
POBMoratuwa, Sri Lanka
Another nameMenda
Batting StyleRight-hand batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm leg spin
Player roleWicket-keeper batsman
Personal Information

International Information

Kusal was selected as the captain of Sri Lanka’s Squad for ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2014. Later, he appeared as a Test Player in 2015 against WI in 2015. Moreover, the ODI career of Kusal begins in 2016 against Ireland. Whereas, the T20I debut of Mendis was made against England in 2016.

Although, he played for all formats at international level But, his career is mostly full of Test Matches. Kusal was titled with ODI batsman of the year for 2016-17 in Sri Lanka Crickets annual Awards.

National Playing SideSri Lanka
Test Debut22 October, 2015 against WI
Last Test16 April, 2023 against Ireland
First ODI16 June, 2016 against Ireland
Last ODI5 September, 2023 against AFG
First T208 July, 2016 against ENG
Last T205 April, 2023 against NZ
International Information
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis

Career Statistics of Kusal Mendis

Match FormatTestODIT20
Total Matches589555
Scored runs393826541270
Batting Average37.5035.5623.96
100s/50s9/172/200/12
Highest Scores24511979
Balls bowled29120
Total Wickets10
Bowling Average118.00
5 Wickets in innings0
10 Wickets in a match0
Best bowling1/10
Catches77/051/318/3
Career Stats

Domestic Career

At the beginning, Kusal used to play Cricket for his School team.Later, during his higher education Mendis became the captain of Cricket team of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa.

But his domestic career at national level starts in 2017.Starting from Dambulla s Squad in 2017-18 to Galle s Squad for SLC T20 League.

Mendis scored 139 runs (his maiden 1st century) against Ragama Cricket Club in the 2019-20 Premier league tournament.

Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis

Lanka Premier League

In 2020, Kandy tuskers selected Kusal Mendis for the 1st edition of LPL.Later, Galle Gladiators assigned him for 2021 Edition which was resumed for year 2022 too.Mendis played for Pretoria Capitals in february, 2023 against Paarl Royals and won the player of the match Title.

Domestic Statistics

YearsTeam names
2015-17Bloomfield C&AC
2017-presentColombo Cricket Club
2020Kandy tuskers
2021-presentGalle Gladiators
2022Comilla Victorians
2023Pretoria Capitals
Domestic Stats

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