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Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis

Height: 1.71 m DOB: February 2, 1995

Having made his Test debut at the tender age of 20, the right-handed Mendis is one of Sri Lanka's biggest batting hopes at the moment. His series-defining 176 against the visiting Australians at Pallekele in 2016 has now attained the status of one of the best ever Test innings by a Sri Lankan. Shifting seamlessly to the shorter formats, Mendis has proved that he is capable of upping the ante when required, though his poor form of late would be a worry for the Islanders given the ICC World Cup 2019 is barely six months away.

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Kusal Mendis (left) and Charith Asalanka (right).

Kusal Mendis begins captaincy tenure in style as Sri Lanka clinch ODI series against Afghanistan

Cricket | Feb 12, 2024, 06:57 AM IST

Charith Asalanka won the Player of the Match award for his unbeaten 97 off 74 balls. His knock was studded with nine fours and two sixes and came at a strike rate of 131.08.

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SL vs ZIM: Seven wonders from returning Wanindu Hasaranga guide Sri Lanka to ODI series win

Cricket | Jan 11, 2024, 11:22 PM IST

The Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga returned to international cricket after six months and made an impact with seven wickets in the third ODI game against Zimbabwe at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.

Charith Asalanka vs Zimbabwe

SL vs ZIM: Rain washes out Charith Asalanka's century as new-look Sri Lanka fail to impress

Cricket | Jan 06, 2024, 11:18 PM IST

Playing their first international match after a disastrous World Cup 2023 campaign, a new-look Sri Lankan side scored 273 runs while batting first in the opening ODI game against Zimbabwe at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

Kusal Mendis (left) and Wanindu Hasaranga (right).

Mendis and Hasaranga named captains as Sri Lanka announce preliminary squads for Zimbabwe series

Cricket | Dec 30, 2023, 11:49 AM IST

Sri Lanka endured a forgettable ODI World Cup 2023 campaign as they could only manage to win two out of their nine games and also failed to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 to be played in Pakistan.

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Abu Dhabi T10 League 2023: Squads, schedule, where to watch and live streaming details in India

Cricket | Nov 28, 2023, 03:01 PM IST

Abu Dhabi T10 League 2023 is set to commence from November 28 (Tuesday) with a total of eight teams aiming for glory over the next 12 days. A total of 32 matches are set to take place with some of the top players at the highest level taking part in the tournament.

Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja starred for India in win

India TV Sports Wrap on November 6: Today's top 10 trending news stories

Cricket | Nov 06, 2023, 10:34 AM IST

India TV Sports Wrap on November 6: India left South Africa gasping for breath inflicting a 243-run defeat over the Proteas in the ongoing World Cup while Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh in a battle for survival in Delhi. Here are the top 10 trending news stories from the sporting world on November 6.

Kusal Mendis was taken aback by a question about Virat

Kusal Mendis' response to journo's bizarre question about Virat Kohli's 49th ODI ton - WATCH

Cricket | Nov 06, 2023, 08:54 AM IST

Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in a battle for survival in hazy Delhi on Monday, November 6 in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. In the pre-match press conference, Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Mendis was oddly asked about Virat Kohli's 49th ODI century, out of nowhere.

Kusal Mendis celebrating Adil Rashid's dismissal in

World Cup: Sharp presence of mind from Kusal Mendis leads to Adil Rashid's absurd run-out | WATCH

Cricket | Oct 26, 2023, 05:36 PM IST

England openers Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan pulled off 45 runs for the first wicket but their innings collapsed on just 156 runs against Sri Lanka. Ben Stokes top-scored with 43 runs off 73 balls as England registered the lowest ODI total at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Kusal Mendis during ODI World Cup 2023.

World Cup 2023: Kusal Mendis suffers cramps following record-breaking knock, taken to hospital

Cricket | Oct 11, 2023, 01:01 AM IST

Kusal Mendis launched an onslaught against Pakistan's bowling attack at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and fetched runs for fun. He was ably supported by fellow batter Sadeera Samarawickrama who also scored a magnificent ton to help Sri Lanka post a mammoth total on the board.

Kusal Mendis vs Pakistan in Asia Cup match on Sep 14, 2023

SL vs PAK Asia Cup 2023: Kusal Mendis surpasses Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma in scoring chart

Cricket | Sep 15, 2023, 01:14 AM IST

Kusal Mendis scored his third fifty in Asia Cup 2023 to surpass Babar Azam in the leading run-scorer chart in the tournament.

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Kusal Mendis taken to Dhaka hospital after complaining of chest pain

Cricket | May 23, 2022, 05:41 PM IST

Kusal Mendis, the Sri Lankan batsman was taken to a hospital in Dhaka after experiencing chest pains during the opening day of the second cricket Test against Bangladesh on Monday.  

File photo of Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis

Sri Lanka Cricket lifts suspensions on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka

Cricket | Jan 07, 2022, 09:14 PM IST

"Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to lift the one-year suspension imposed on the three players from playing International Cricket, across all three formats, with immediate effect," SLC stated in a press release.

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ENG vs SL: Sri Lanka cricketers face inquiry for alleged bio-bubble breach

Cricket | Jun 28, 2021, 12:59 PM IST

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has launched an inquiry against Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis for allegedly breaching the bio-bubble.

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Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis granted bail after causing fatal accident

Cricket | Jul 07, 2020, 12:44 PM IST

Kusal Mendis was released on bail on two sureties worth Rs 1 million Sri Lankan rupees.

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal motor accident

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis arrested for causing fatal motor accident

Cricket | Jul 05, 2020, 10:40 AM IST

The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has represented Sri Lanka in 44 Tests and 76 ODIs

2019 World Cup

2019 World Cup: We will be on the bowling machine to get used to the conditions, says Mendis

Cricket | May 28, 2019, 12:09 PM IST

Sri Lanka lost their second and final practice match to Australia by five wickets at Southampton and lost the first game to South Africa by 87 runs.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019

It's fun hitting guys on the head, says milestone man Dale Steyn after frightening Sri Lanka

Cricket | Feb 15, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

On Thursday, Steyn bowled a fiery unbroken 10-over spell with speeds constantly in the high 140s.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test

1st Test, Day 5: Rain forces New Zealand to a draw after Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis remain undefeated

Cricket | Dec 19, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

New Zealand was frustrated that rain ruined their push for a 1-0 series lead Wednesday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test

1st Test, Day 4: Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis bat all day to keep New Zealand at bay

Cricket | Dec 18, 2018, 02:08 PM IST

The twin centuries were a coming of age for one player, a redemption for the other.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka T20I series

2nd T20I: Sri Lanka complete clean sweep with another win over Bangladesh

Cricket | Feb 18, 2018, 09:04 PM IST

A second straight half-century of the series for Sri Lanka opener Kusal Mendis steered Sri Lanka to a hefty 210/4, before the bowlers put on a fine display to dismiss Bangladesh for 135 in 18.4 overs.