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Ajantha Mendis

Ajantha Mendis

Sri Lanka|Bowler
Ajantha Mendis

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2015

Full Name

Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis


March 11, 1985, Moratuwa


36y 56d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role



Ajantha Mendis reintroduced mystery to spin in the era of video analysts and super-slow-motion replays. Much like the original mystery spinner, Jack Iverson, and the other practitioner of the "Iversons", John Gleeson, Mendis stunned the world with his finger-flicked legbreaks. His Iversons came with a new name, the "carrom ball", taken from the way the striker is flicked in the popular board game in the subcontinent.

His first, most famous, and most comprehensive victims were the most prolific middle order of his time: Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly. Following closely on the heels of a six-for in the Asia Cup final against India's ODI side, Mendis made a sensational Test debut. He took eight wickets in his first Test and 26 in his first series, two more than Alec Bedser's record for a three-match debut series.

The early success was built as much on his variations - offbreaks, topspinners, carrom balls, googlies, ones that did nothing - as it was on accuracy and Muttiah Muralitharan's company. As the mystery wore, though, much like with Iverson and Gleeson, the world caught up with him, and Mendis failed to live up to the early promise. By the time Murali retired, Mendis was not ready to take over as the leading Sri Lankan spinner, a vast change from when he could have emerged as the leading spinner in the world.

Mendis continues to be an effective spinner in shorter formats where batsmen don't have much time to adjust. He holds the record for the best figures in a T20I innings, but fails to find a regular place in the Sri Lankan side for the longer formats. The rest of his career will be an exercise in trying to rediscover success, this time not through mystery but by being a really good spinner.
Sidharth Monga

Career Averages

List A163155741355862877/237/2319.464.5225.801450
Batting & Fielding
List A163882987071*14.74104283.49027122360
Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis
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Ajantha Mendis is elated after hitting the winning runs for Sri Lanka
Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal celebrate Sri Lanka's narrow victory over West Indies
Ajantha Mendis' stumps were dislodged by Chris Woakes
Ajantha Mendis chats with Angelo Mathews
Ajantha Mendis and Upul Tharanga take a breather during training
Ruwan Kalpage works with Ajantha Mendis during training

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Ajantha Mendis PROFILE

His full name is Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslo Mendis [born March 11, 1985 in Moratuwa]. He is a cricketer he plays for the Sri Lankan national cricket team. Although secret as a right-arm, slow-medium bowler, BAW Mendis is a spinner who bowls a mixture of googlies, offbreaks, top-spinners, flippers and legbreaks. BAW Mendis complete his One Day International debut against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 2008 and took 3 for 39.

His 1st Test Match was against India at Colombo on July 23, 2008 in which he returned match statistics of 8-132, thereby flattering the first Sri Lankan bowler to get an eight-wicket tow on Test debut.He as well plays for the Indian superstar sharuk khan team Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and He has also played for the Hampshire, Wayamba and Sri Lanka Army. Find Ajantha Mendis profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of Ajantha Mendis, videos and images at Hamariweb.com. Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka.

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