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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

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.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I in Dhaka

1st T20I: Shanaka, Perera power Sri Lanka to easy win over Bangladesh

Cricket | Feb 15, 2018, 09:51 PM IST

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.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st Test

1st Test: Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva hit tons to take Sri Lanka to 504/3 on day 3

Cricket | Feb 02, 2018, 07:00 PM IST

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.