Articles about Kusal Mendis

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.

Sri Lanka beat Australia in 5th T20I: Records broken

20 Feb 2022

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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.

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

08 Jan 2022

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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

28 Jun 2021

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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.

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

21 Jan 2021

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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.

Mathews returns as SL name squad for England Test series

13 Jan 2021

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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.

Angelo Mathews ruled out of South Africa Test series

18 Dec 2020

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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.

Chris Gayle pulls out of Lanka Premier League

19 Nov 2020

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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.

Lanka Premier League: Irfan Pathan to play for Kandy Tuskers

01 Nov 2020

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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).

Kusal Mendis arrested after being involved in road accident

05 Jul 2020

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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.

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

21 Jun 2020

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#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

26 Feb 2020

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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.

Sri Lanka name full-strength Test squad for Pakistan tour

29 Nov 2019

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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.

A look at some records scripted in Day-Night Tests

20 Nov 2019

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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

07 Sep 2019

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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

03 Sep 2019

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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.

Lasith Malinga scripts this special T20I record: Details here

02 Sep 2019

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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

01 Sep 2019

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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

14 Jun 2019

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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

10 Jun 2019

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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

01 Jun 2019

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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

31 May 2019

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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

18 Apr 2019

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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.

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

23 Feb 2019

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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.

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

28 Dec 2018

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#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.

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

27 Dec 2018

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

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

#IndiaInAustralia: Records scripted by ton-up Cheteshwar Pujara

27 Dec 2018

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#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

15 Dec 2018

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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.

Asia Cup: Discussion points as Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out

18 Sep 2018

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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.

Suspended Gunathilaka to miss ODIs due to misconduct

24 Jul 2018

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Suspended Gunathilaka to miss ODIs due to misconduct

Sri Lanka's opening batsman, Danushka Gunathilaka, has been left out of the squad for the upcoming 5-match ODI series against South Africa, starting July 29.

Nidahas Trophy: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

12 Mar 2018

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Nidahas Trophy: India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

India's Nidahas Trophy campaign is back on track after the men in blue defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 4th T2OI of the tri-nation tournament.

ICC Champions Trophy: SL register a comfortable win over India

08 Jun 2017

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ICC Champions Trophy: SL register a comfortable win over India

Sri Lanka chased a target of 322 runs against India to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.