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.read more
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has launched an inquiry against Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis for allegedly breaching the bio-bubble.
Kusal Mendis was released on bail on two sureties worth Rs 1 million Sri Lankan rupees.
The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has represented Sri Lanka in 44 Tests and 76 ODIs
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.
On Thursday, Steyn bowled a fiery unbroken 10-over spell with speeds constantly in the high 140s.
New Zealand was frustrated that rain ruined their push for a 1-0 series lead Wednesday.
The twin centuries were a coming of age for one player, a redemption for the other.
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.
Shanaka remains unbeaten on 42 off 24 balls, while, Perera played a quickfire cameo of 39 off just 18 deliveries to give visitors a 1-0 lead in two-match series.
Kusal Mendis (196) missed his maiden double ton by just four runs as Sri Lanka ended the day 3 just nine runs behind Bangladesh's first innings total of 513.