Kusal Mendis: A Statistical Showcase Of Sri Lanka's Batsman's Cricketing Journey And Performance

Kusal Gimhan Mendis is better known by his stage name, Kusal Mendis. Kusal Mendis has been an integral component of the Sri Lankan cricket team in all formats for the past five or six years. Kusal Mendis bats at number one and provides reliable leg spin. Since making his debut for Sri Lanka in international cricket, Kusal Mendis has been hailed as the sport's promising young star. In his professional life, Mendis has experienced many highs and lows. 

Kusal Mendis has also been a mercurial member of the squad. He always came back stronger, and ever since his debut, he's been a mainstay of the Sri Lankan batting order—Kusal Mendis bats for the Colombo Cricket Club in the Sri Lankan domestic circuit.

Kusal Mendis Domestic Career

In 2014, Kusal Mendis was drafted by the Colombo cricket club, where he began his domestic career. Kusal Mendis captained Sri Lanka at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup that same year he was named to the national team.

In 2018, he was chosen to play for Dambulla in a local competition. Kusal Mendis was the team's leading run scorer in the Super Four Provincial Tournament and the Super Provincial One-Day Tournament.

Kusal Mendis debut match was in the 2018 SLC T20 League season, and he once again finished as the league's top run scorer. In just six games, Kusal Mendis scored 182 runs.

In a match against Nondescripts Cricket Club in 2019, Kusal Mendis blasted his first double-century in first-class cricket and helped his team win. Three centuries and a double century were among Kusal Mendis's season's best performances.

Galle Gladiators signed Kusal Mendis for the 2021 season of the Lanka Premier League and re-signed him for the 2022 campaign. In the 2021 Sri Lanka premier league he performed very well. Later, he got a chance to perform in the 2022 premier league. That was a big opportunity for him to get a chance to get a ticket for the Sri Lanka team.

Kusal Mendis International Career

On October 22, 2015, first Kusal Mendis test match against the West Indies for Sri Lanka. His debut could have been more successful, scoring 13 and 39 runs.

In December 2015, Kusal Mendis played his third Test match and made his first half-century against England.

In his first One-Day International in June 2016, Kusal Mendis faced Ireland and batted 50. That 50-run was valuable and helped the team to play against Ireland.

He played in his first Twenty20 International against England a short time later.

Kusal Mendis was a last-minute addition to Sri Lanka's side for the series against Australia, but he helped seal victory with a century in the opening game. This made him make his option in the Sri Lanka team even stronger than before.

First Kusal Mendis odi century was in 2017 while playing for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh. He is the second-fastest player in Sri Lanka's ODI history to reach 1000 runs.

Kusal Mendis had a match in 2017 and early 2018 in all forms, including benching for certain series. His 2018 comeback was amazing, with 1,000 test laps. After the season, Kusal Mendis had the second-highest batting average in the world after Virat Kohli.

Kusal Mendis' half-century in the second test of the 2022 series against Australia helped his team draw. In that match also he made important runs for his team.

The Test series against India, highlighted by Mendis's amazing hundred in the second Test, reaffirmed his standing as a top-tier batsman and showed versatility. Sri Lanka needs players like Mendis to shine during this transitional phase to return to their former glory.

What is Kushal Mendis' full name?
Balapuwaduge Kusal Durham Mendis is his full name.
How old is Kusal Mendis?
As of 2023, Kusal is 28 years old ( 2 Feb, 1995)
What is Kusal Mendis's net worth?
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated somewhere around $1-$3 million (8-24 crores).