Kusal Mendis
(Sri Lankan Cricketer)

When Kusal Mendis broke into the International scene, he was touted the next big thing in Sri Lankan. So far, he has not done justice to the talent he possess. However, he has time and age by his side to work his way to become the permanent member of the Sri Lankan team.

Kusal Mendis
Nickname:Mendis
Profession:Right-hand top-order batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Biography
Autobiography:NA
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):5’7″
Weight (approx.):68 Kg
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:2 February 1995
Age (as on 2018):23 years
Birth Place:Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Aquarius
Nationality:Sri Lankan
School:NA
College:Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa
Educational Qualifications:NA
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Family
Father:Dinesh Mendis
Mother:NA
Sister:NA
Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:NA
Religion:Christianity
Address:NA
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:vs West Indies at Colombo (PSS), Oct 22-26, 2015
ODI:vs Sri Lanka at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 16, 2016
T20:vs Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016
Jersey Number:#02 (Sri Lanka)
Domestic/State Team:Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players
Nature on field:Aggressive batsman
Likes to play against:NA
Favourite Shot/Ball:NA
Career Turning Point

Mendis started his professional first-class career for Bloomfield Cricket Club in the Premier League Tournament of 2015 wherein he hit 459 runs at an average of 30.60 to garner attention of national selectors. He scored handsomely in the Moin-ud-Dowlah three-day tournament to earn National call up.

Records
  • Kusal Mendis is the youngest Sri Lankan to score a century against Australia.
  • Kusal Mendis hold the record of the highest score against Australia in Sri Lanka.
  • Kusal Mendis is the joint second-fastest (shared with Tharanga) to score 1000 ODI runs for Sri Lanka.

Preferences
Hobbies:Swimming, Playing Football
Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers:NA
Favourite Cricket Ground:NA
Favourite sports Commentator:NA
Favourite Food:Submarine Sandwiches, Apple soda
Favourite Actors:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Destination:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:NA
Affairs/Girlfriends:NA
Wife/Spouse:NA
Marriage Date:NA
Children:NA
Earnings
Net Worth:NA
Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
Awards and recognitions
  • Dialog SLC Future Cricketer of the Year 2015-16
  • Dialog SLC ODI Batsman of the year 2016-17
Controversies
  • NA
Lesser Known Facts
  • Mendis was adjudged the 2013 schoolboy cricketer of the year.
  • Mendis captained the national youth and the Prince of Wales College sides.
  • In the debut Test in England, Mendis scored a duck in the first innings but his maiden test half-century in the second.
  • Mendis scored maiden ODI fifty in his debut game against Ireland in 2016.