Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ajantha Mendis

Ajantha Mendis - Sri Lanka v England - ICC Champions Trophy

About Ajantha Mendis

Full name Ajantha Mendis

Born March 11, 1985, Moratuwa

Current age 25 years 315 days

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Major teams Sri Lanka, Hampshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Ajantha Mendis Profile

Although classified as a right-arm, slow-medium bowler, Ajantha Mendis is a spinner who bowls a mixture of googlies, offbreaks, top-spinners, flippers and legbreaks. Batsmen have been confounded by the variety of deliveries he has up his sleeve and are at a loss to figure out what his stock delivery is. Mendis was a prolific wicket-taker for Sri Lanka Army in the 2007-08 season and had taken 46 wickets at an average of 10.56 and strike-rate of 31 from six matches. His performances did not go unnoticed for Mendis was called up to the Sri Lanka squad for the tour of West Indies in April 2008. After impressing on debut in the Caribbean, Mendis only grew in stature - in particular, because of his 'carrom ball', which he releases with an unusual snap of his fingers. In a short span Mendis has flummoxed some international batsmen who've played spin pretty well in their careers. Just ask the Indians, who were clueless against him in the Asia Cup final, where Mendis netted 6 for 13 in his eighth one-day international. His 17 wickets in the tournament duly earned him the Man-of-the-Series award and soon after earned a call-up to the Test squad to face India at home. What a series it was: the best returns for a bowler in a three match-debut series, beating Alec Bedser's record by two. Mendis started by becoming the first Sri Lankan to take eight wickets on Test debut, and finished with 26 wickets, bamboozling India with unpredictability, killer efficiency and numbing accuracy, to be named Man of the Series.

Ajantha Mendis Batting, Fielding and Bowling
The above stats are as per date of this post.

Ajantha Mendis Career






Ajantha Mendis Test Matches

Sri Lanka Vs India at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jul 23, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Dec 01, 2010

Ajantha Mendis ODI Matches

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Apr 10, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Aug 20, 2010

Ajantha Mendis T20 Matches

Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Maple Leaf (North-West Ground), King City, Ontario - Oct 10, 2008
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida - May 23, 2010

Ajantha Mendis IPL Matches

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - May 25, 2008
Last played:
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore) - Apr 10, 2010

Ajantha Mendis CLT20 Matches

Wayamba Elevens Vs Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 11, 2009
Last played:
Wayamba Elevens Vs Central Stags at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 22, 2010

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