Kusal Mendis’ poor run of type continued as he was dismissed for his fourth consecutive duck in Exams. Coming in to bat at quantity 3 in opposition to England within the first Take a look at in Galle at present, Mendis was out within the second ball. He hung his bat exterior the off stump and nicked the ball to English wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, who took a sensible catch. On the time of writing, Sri Lanka are struggling at 47-3 on Day 1.
Along with his newest exploit, Kusal Mendis joined an inventory of distinct gamers who’ve achieved the undesirable feat of scoring 4 consecutive geese in Take a look at innings. Batting in prime six, Kusal Mendis equalled the likes of Pankaj Roy, Mohinder Amarnath and Mark Waugh, all of whom managed 4 consecutive geese of their Take a look at profession. Surprisingly, Danny Morrison has essentially the most geese whereas batting in prime six, as he has 5 successive zeroes to his identify.
Together with Morrisson, who was typically deployed as a nightwatchman by New Zealand, the report for essentially the most consecutive geese in Exams is shared by Bob Holland, Ajit Agarkar and Mohammad Asif. Kusal Mendis would certainly not wish to be part of that listing when he comes out to bat within the second innings in opposition to England.
Kusal Mendis’ Take a look at profession at a look
Sri Lanka have been just lately whitewashed by South Africa in a two-match Take a look at sequence. Kusal Mendis may solely handle 12 runs in all the tour, all of which got here within the first innings of the primary Take a look at.
Mendis has undoubtedly blown cold and hot in his profession to date. He has proven promise at instances however has had some dangerous run of type as nicely. Barring at present’s Take a look at, Kusal Mendis has performed 46 matches for Sri Lanka and has scored 3007 runs at a mean of 35.37, together with seven centuries and 11 half-centuries.
Nonetheless, the right-handed batsman can not seem to rating a run for the time being. Mendis must tighten his defence if he does not wish to create some extra undesirable data.
Revealed 14 Jan 2021, 12:25 IST