Ajantha Mendis

Ajantha Mendis

Player Details

Name: Ajantha Mendis

Date of birth: 11/03/1985

International Team: Sri Lanka

Domestic Team: Wayamba

Role: Bowler

Bowling Style: Right arm slow medium

Batting Style: Right-hand

- Test debut v India at Colombo (SSC) - July 2008.
- ODI debut v West Indies at Port of Spain - April 2008.
- Enjoyed a fruitful spell with the Sri Lankan Army side before joining the national team.
- After making his ODI debut against the West Indies Mendis rose to prominence in the 2008 Asia Cup when he bamboozled the Indian batsman with a devastating display that saw him finish with figures of 6 for 13.
- Called up for the 2008 series against India, he finsihed the series with the best figures for a bowler in a three match-debut series, as well as becoming the first Sri Lankan to take eight wickets on Test debut.
- Has mastered the 'carrom ball' to great effect, a delivery in which the ball is released by flicking it between the thumb and a bent middle finger.
- Represents the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
June 2009

International Career Overview

TEST MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2008-2011 Innings Bowled: 25
Matches: 16 Overs: 664.5
Innings: 17 Runs Conceded: 2014
Not Outs: 6 Average: 32.48
Runs: 164 Economy Rate: 3.03
Highest Score: 78 Best bowling in Innings: 6/117
Average: 14.91
50s: 1
100s: 0
Ducks: 2
Caught Out: 4
Stumped Out: 1

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2008-2012 Innings Bowled: 39
Matches: 41 Overs: 317.9
Innings: 19 Runs Conceded: 1416
Not Outs: 10 Average: 22.48
Runs: 54 Economy Rate: 4.45
Highest Score: 8 Best bowling in Innings: 6/29
Average: 6.0
50s: 0
100s: 0
Ducks: 3
Caught Out: 4
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
May 26 2011 England Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 1 1*
2 12*
Nov 23 2010 West Indies 1 2
Nov 15 2010 West Indies Galle 1 4
Aug 3 2010 India 1 3
2 78
Nov 24 2009 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 6*
2 27
Aug 18 2009 New Zealand Galle 1 DNB
Jul 12 2009 Pakistan 1 0*
Jul 4 2009 Pakistan Galle 1 5
2 1
Mar 1 2009 Pakistan Lawrence Gardens (Bagh-i-Jinnah), Lahore 1 0
Jan 3 2009 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 6*
Aug 8 2008 India Colombo 1 17
Jul 31 2008 India Galle 1 0
2 2

TEST MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
May 26 2011 England Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 1 1/66
Dec 1 2010 West Indies 1 2/78
Nov 23 2010 West Indies 1 2/56
2 1/1
Nov 15 2010 West Indies Galle 1 6/169
Aug 3 2010 India 1 2/109
2 0/65
Jul 26 2010 India 1 4/172
Nov 24 2009 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 2/162
Aug 18 2009 New Zealand Galle 1 1/85
2 2/50
Jul 12 2009 Pakistan 1 3/20
2 0/81
Jul 4 2009 Pakistan Galle 1 0/89
2 2/27
Mar 1 2009 Pakistan Lawrence Gardens (Bagh-i-Jinnah), Lahore 1 0/21
Feb 21 2009 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 1/157
Jan 3 2009 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 4/71
2 3/57
Aug 8 2008 India Colombo 1 5/56
2 3/81
Jul 31 2008 India Galle 1 6/117
2 4/92
Jul 23 2008 India Colombo 1 4/72
2 4/60

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Jan 11 2012 South Africa Boland Bank Park, Paarl 1 3*
Aug 20 2011 Australia 1 DNB
Aug 14 2011 Australia Hambantota 1 7*
Aug 10 2011 Australia 1 0
Mar 18 2011 New Zealand The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 0*
Feb 6 2011 West Indies 1 8
Dec 21 2009 India Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 1 6
Dec 18 2009 India Visakhapatnam 1 2*
Sep 27 2009 New Zealand Johannesburg 1 3
Sep 25 2009 England Johannesburg 1 5
Aug 9 2009 Pakistan 1 0
Aug 7 2009 Pakistan 1 0*
Feb 3 2009 India Colombo 1 8*
Jan 20 2009 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 1
Nov 30 2008 Zimbabwe 1 0*
Nov 28 2008 Zimbabwe 1 3*
Aug 26 2008 India Colombo 1 2
Aug 24 2008 India Colombo 1 6*
Aug 20 2008 India Dambulla 1 0

ODI MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Jan 11 2012 South Africa Boland Bank Park, Paarl 1 1/54
Aug 22 2011 Australia 1 3/49
Aug 20 2011 Australia 1 0/31
Aug 16 2011 Australia Hambantota 1 1/38
Aug 14 2011 Australia Hambantota 1 0/23
Aug 10 2011 Australia 1 1/32
Mar 29 2011 New Zealand Colombo 1 3/35
Mar 26 2011 England 1 1/34
Mar 18 2011 New Zealand The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 2/24
Mar 1 2011 Kenya 1 0/23
Feb 20 2011 Canada Hambantota 1 1/18
Feb 6 2011 West Indies 1 4/46
Jan 31 2011 West Indies 1 0/50
Dec 21 2009 India Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 1 0/67
Dec 18 2009 India Visakhapatnam 1 1/57
Sep 27 2009 New Zealand Johannesburg 1 0/49
Sep 25 2009 England Johannesburg 1 0/35
Sep 22 2009 South Africa Centurion Park 1 3/30
Aug 9 2009 Pakistan 1 1/45
Aug 7 2009 Pakistan 1 1/56
Feb 8 2009 India Colombo 1 2/44
Feb 3 2009 India Colombo 1 1/64
Jan 31 2009 India Dambulla 1 2/44
Jan 28 2009 India Dambulla 1 0/47
Jan 24 2009 Pakistan Lawrence Gardens (Bagh-i-Jinnah), Lahore 1 1/10
Jan 21 2009 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 3/29
Jan 20 2009 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 0/41
Nov 30 2008 Zimbabwe 1 0/23
Nov 28 2008 Zimbabwe 1 6/29
Nov 24 2008 Zimbabwe 1 2/36
Nov 22 2008 Zimbabwe 1 4/15
Nov 20 2008 Zimbabwe 1 3/26
Aug 29 2008 India Colombo 1 4/10
Aug 26 2008 India Colombo 1 1/43
Aug 24 2008 India Colombo 1 3/56
Aug 20 2008 India Dambulla 1 2/22
Aug 18 2008 India Dambulla 1 3/21
Apr 12 2008 West Indies Trinidad 1 0/21
Apr 10 2008 West Indies Trinidad 1 3/39