Jeevan Mendis

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Jeevan Mendis
Personal information
Full name Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis
Born (1983-01-15) 15 January 1983 (age 31)
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg break
Role All-Rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 145) 1 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 9 July 2013 v India
T20I debut (cap 38) 25 July 2011 v England
Last T20I 2 August 2013 v South Africa
T20I shirt no. 9
Domestic team information
Years Team
2013 Delhi Daredevils[1]
2010/11 Ruhuna
2009/10 Dhaka Division
2008/09–2009/10 Kandurata
2008/09–present Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
2002/03–2007/08 Sinhalese Sports Club
2000/01 Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20 FC LA
Matches 39 16 111 141
Runs scored 468 197 5,317 2,513
Batting average 20.34 21.88 35.21 24.88
100s/50s –/1; 0/0 11/27 –/12
Top score 72 43* 206* 99*
Balls bowled 947 158 7,410 2,983
Wickets 23 6 132 22
Bowling average 33.95 19.33 26.35 29.04
5 wickets in innings 9
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/15 3/24 6/37 3/16
Catches/stumpings 8/– 4/– 97/– 20/–
Source: CricketArchive, http://www.espncricinfo.com/srilanka/content/player/49700.html, 12 August 2013

Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis (born 15 January 1983 in Colombo) is a Sri Lankan international cricketer.

A left-handed batsman, he debuted in 2000/01 and the following season captained the Under-19 team to victory in a one-day game. He represented the Sri Lankan A side in 2005. He debuted in the Zimbabwe Triangular series in the 3rd Match on 1 June 2010. He did not get any opportunity to bat as his number didn't come up, but he bowled 4 overs, giving 12 runs, and took two wickets. He got a chance to bat in his second ODI and scored a decent 35 of 35 balls. He has also played for Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh.

In the opening match of T20 World Cup 2012 against Zimbabwe at Hambantota, he came to the crease at 82/3 after 11.3 overs and scored a 43* from 30 balls hitting 4 fours and a six and scripted a game-changing 49 ball 94 runs partnership with Kumar Sangakkara (44 off 26 balls) to help his side reach 182/4. With the ball, he took 3/24 from his 4 overs and ably assisted spin partner Ajantha Mendis, who took a record 6/8 from his 4 overs.

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