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Jeevan Mendis

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Central Province, Dhaka Division, Kandurata, Sri Lanka Emerging Players, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Sinhalese Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Young Sri Lanka, Delhi, Sri Lanka Under-19, Sydney Sixers, Combined Provinces, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Uthura Yellows, Prime Bank Cricket Club
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
Sri Lanka
Born:
January 15, 1983, Colombo

Profile

An all-rounder with an impressive track record, it’s a mystery as to why the Colombo-born Jeevan Mendis has remained elusive for so long. Backed by a brother and father who were incidentally cricketers, Mendis enjoyed a flourishing career at school level before taking his performances one notch higher in the Under-17 Asia Cup and in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Debuting for the Sinhalese Sports Club in 2000-01, the southpaw played a few memorable knocks which also included a cracking unbeaten 152 in the 2003-04 season but the club’s ignorance towards his bowling talents finally forced him to join the Tamil Union Cricket Club in 2008-09 season. Straight away, the move paid off as he picked 22 first-class wickets that season and finished off 2009-10 with 35 scalps. His success in major part was due to his strange grip which bamboozled batsman into differentiating between the natural leg spinner and googly; he was also quite successful with the bat during this period.

Jeevan made his first ODI appearance against Zimbabwe in 2010 and on debut, picked up two wickets. A compact batsman and an outstanding fielder, Mendis has all the ingredients to be a regular in the Sri Lankan side. He represented Sydney Sixers in the 2012 Big Bash League, and the following year was bought by the Delhi for IPL 6.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 39 29 468 6 20.34 80.96 0 1 72
T20 16 12 197 3 21.88 124.68 0 0 43*
IPL 3 3 23 0 7.66 85.18 0 0 12
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 39 32 947 781 23 3/15 / 33.95 4.94 0 0 0 12
T20 16 8 108 116 6 3/24 / 19.33 6.44 0 0 0 3
IPL 3 2 30 36 1 1/16 / 36 7.2 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 8 0 2
T20 4 0 1
IPL 2 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2010-2013
 
T20:
2011-2013
 
IPL:
2013-2013
ODI
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - Jun 01, 2010
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs India at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jul 09, 2013
T20
Debut:
Sri Lanka Vs England at County Ground, Bristol - Jun 25, 2011
Last played:
Sri Lanka Vs South Africa at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Aug 02, 2013
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Apr 09, 2013
Last played:
Delhi Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 04, 2013
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