Kusal Mendis’ poor run of kind continued as he was dismissed for his fourth consecutive duck in Tests. Coming in to bat at quantity Three towards England in the primary Test in Galle right this moment, Mendis was out in the second ball. He hung his bat outdoors the off stump and nicked the ball to English wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, who took a sensible catch. At the time of writing, Sri Lanka are struggling at 47-Three on Day 1.
With his newest exploit, Kusal Mendis joined a checklist of distinct gamers who’ve achieved the undesirable feat of scoring four consecutive ducks in Test innings. Batting in high six, Kusal Mendis equalled the likes of Pankaj Roy, Mohinder Amarnath and Mark Waugh, all of whom managed four consecutive ducks in their Test profession. Surprisingly, Danny Morrison has probably the most ducks whereas batting in high six, as he has 5 successive zeroes to his identify.
Along with Morrisson, who was typically deployed as a nightwatchman by New Zealand, the record for probably the most consecutive ducks in Tests is shared by Bob Holland, Ajit Agarkar and Mohammad Asif. Kusal Mendis would certainly not wish to be a part of that checklist when he comes out to bat in the second innings towards England.
Kusal Mendis’ Test profession at a look
Sri Lanka had been lately whitewashed by South Africa in a two-match Test collection. Kusal Mendis might solely handle 12 runs in the whole tour, all of which got here in the primary innings of the primary Test.
Mendis has undoubtedly blown cold and warm in his profession to date. He has proven promise at occasions however has had some unhealthy run of kind as properly. Barring right this moment’s Test, Kusal Mendis has performed 46 matches for Sri Lanka and has scored 3007 runs at a median of 35.37, together with seven centuries and 11 half-centuries.
However, the right-handed batsman can not seem to rating a run for the time being. Mendis must tighten his defence if he would not wish to create some extra undesirable data.
Published 14 Jan 2021, 12:25 IST