Kusal Mendis: News

After the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricket was looking for the next big thing—someone who can catapult them to a new era of success and stability in international cricket. Kusal Mendis is the closest to a marquee player Sri Lanka had during their transition from the Sanga and Mahela era. A product of the school cricketing system in Sri Lanka, Mendis came into the limelight after winning Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2013. A wicket-keeper-batsman, Mendis made his first-class debut for Bloomfield Cricket Club in 2015. He soon made his Test debut in the same year against West Indies. He was only 20 years old at the time and had only played 16 first-class innings. His ODI and T20I debut came in 2016. Mendis set the world alight when he scored a century against Australia in 2016 and led Sri Lanka to their second-ever victory against Australia in Tests. In the year 2018, he scored 1,000 Test runs in the calendar year. However, Mendis was handed a one-year ban from international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching COVID-19 protocols during Sri Lanka's tour of England in 2021.

05 Jan 2023

Indian Cricket Team

IND vs SL: Visitors compile 206/6; Shanaka, Mendis dazzle

Sri Lanka racked up 206/6 in the 2nd T20I against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

IND vs SL: Kusal Mendis slams his 11th T20I fifty

Star opener Kusal Mendis gave Sri Lanka a solid start in the 2nd T20I against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Sri Lanka announce squad for India series: Details here 

Sri Lanka have announced their 20-member squad for the upcoming white-ball series against India.

IPL 2023 mini-auction: Presenting the major names who went unsold

There were plenty of note-worthy campaigners who failed to get any bidders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 mini-auction.

23 Oct 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

Kusal Mendis surpasses 1,000 T20I runs, slams 10th fifty: Stats

Kusal Mendis has become the ninth Sri Lankan player to complete 1,000 runs in T20Is.

23 Oct 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka thrash Ireland: Key stats

Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland in the Super 12 (Group 1) match of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

20 Oct 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: SL beat Netherlands, qualify for Super 12

Sri Lanka have all but made it through to the Super 12 stage of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.

15 Oct 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka vs Namibia: Preview

A spirited-looking Sri Lanka will face Namibia in the inaugural match of the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday.

Sri Lanka name squad for T20 World Cup; Chameera returns

Asia Cup winners, Sri Lanka, on Friday announced the squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, commencing on October 16.

Sri Lanka send Bangladesh packing out of Asia Cup 2022

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in a do-or-die match at the Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday.

18 Jul 2022

Pakistan Cricket Team

SL vs PAK, 2nd Test: Dinesh Chandimal grinds the visitors

Fifties from Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, and Dinesh Chandimal put Sri Lanka on top of Pakistan on Day 3 of the first Test.

Australia trump Sri Lanka in first ODI: Match report, stats

Australia downed Sri Lanka by two wickets in the first ODI to snatch a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Sri Lanka beat Australia in 5th T20I: Records broken

Australia failed to complete a clean sweep over Sri Lanka in the five-match T20I series on Sunday.

08 Jan 2022

Danushka Gunathilaka

SLC lifts one-year ban; Dickwella, Gunathilaka, Mendis available for selection

The trio of Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka will be soon available for selection as the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) has removed their one-year ban from international games.

ENG vs SL: Mendis, Dickwella, Gunathilaka suspended for breaching bio-bubble

Sri Lanka cricketers Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella have been suspended for breaching the bio-bubble in the UK.

21 Jan 2021

England Cricket Team

Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

The England cricket team will hope to win the Test series against Sri Lanka when the two sides face each other in the second encounter, starting Friday.

13 Jan 2021

England Cricket Team

Mathews returns as SL name squad for England Test series

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 22-member squad for the upcoming Test series against England.

18 Dec 2020

Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews ruled out of South Africa Test series

Sri Lanka have named an expanded 22-man squad for the upcoming Test series against South Africa and England.

19 Nov 2020

Irfan Pathan

Chris Gayle pulls out of Lanka Premier League

Swashbuckling T20 stalwart Chris Gayle has pulled out of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 season.

01 Nov 2020

BCCI

Lanka Premier League: Irfan Pathan to play for Kandy Tuskers

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan is set to participate in the impending Lanka Premier League (LPL).

05 Jul 2020

England Cricket Team

Kusal Mendis arrested after being involved in road accident

Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis has been arrested by the police in Horethuduwa for running over a pedestrian with his car on Sunday morning.

21 Jun 2020

England Cricket Team

#ThisDayThatYear: Malinga rattles England, enters the elite list of bowlers

On this day in 2019, veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga reached yet another historic feat in international cricket.

Sri Lanka beat Windies, 2nd ODI: List of records broken

Sri Lanka powered past West Indies in the second ODI encounter on Wednesday in Hambantota.

29 Nov 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka name full-strength Test squad for Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka are all set to tour Pakistan as the country would be hosting a Test series for the first time in 11 years.

20 Nov 2019

India

A look at some records scripted in Day-Night Tests

India are preparing for a history-making moment as they would be playing their first-ever Day-Night Test when they face Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, starting Friday.

ICC T20I Rankings: Veteran Lasith Malinga gains big

Sri Lanka's veteran pacer Lasith Malinga gained big in the ICC T20I Rankings for Bowlers.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Preview, Dream11 and more

Sri Lanka will be out to stop New Zealand in the second T20I to be held at Pallekelle tonight.

02 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Lasith Malinga scripts this special T20I record: Details here

Veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga set the record for the most T20I wickets after surpassing former Pakistan great Shahid Afridi.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Preview, Dream11 and more

After an entertaining two-match Test series that ended 1-1, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are gearing up for an intense T20I series.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

Title holders Australia are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the match number 20 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Kennington Oval in London on Saturday.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Preview, pitch report and TV listing

The ICC World Cup 2019 has already witnessed several high-octane clashes.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka: Here are the records broken

New Zealand thrashed sorry Sri Lanka in match number three of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Decoding the winning Dream11 team

New Zealand and Sri Lanka would lock horns in match number three of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday in Cardiff.

Sri Lanka announce 15-member squad for 2019 World Cup

Sri Lanka announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to start from May 30 onwards.

23 Feb 2019

Hashim Amla

Lanka become first Asian nation to win Test-series in SA

Sri Lanka scripted one of their biggest Test series victories away from home in the history of the game.

28 Dec 2018

Virat Kohli

#ThatWas2018: Who all would feature in Test XI of 2018?

2018 is coming to an end and we had some breathtaking moments in Test cricket throughout the year.

27 Dec 2018

Virat Kohli

#IndiaInAustralia: Run-machine Kohli achieves this record in overseas Tests

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli's tryst with records have continued.

27 Dec 2018

India

#IndiaInAustralia: Records scripted by ton-up Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara showed his authority and batting prowess on a difficult pitch to give India the advantage in the ongoing third Test against Australia at the MCG.

Lasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs and T20Is

Sri Lanka have called back 35-year-old veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga for the limited-overs series against New Zealand.

18 Sep 2018

Afghanistan

Asia Cup: Discussion points as Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out

Afghanistan ended Sri Lanka's campaign in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, being held in the UAE.