Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Jeevan Mendis in prime domestic form

After a stint in the Bangladesh T20 competition in which he was sorely under-utilised, Jeevan Mendis has returned to the Sri Lankan Premier League 3-day competition in prime form.

In his first game of the season for the Tamil Union against Galle, Mendis scored 39 in his only innings, then returned figures of 4-87 and 0-65 in a drawn game. This was followed by an outstanding all-round performance against Chilaw Marians, where his first innings century, batting at four, contained 12 fours and 6 sixes.

He followed this with figures of 4-76 and 4-56 as his side won by six wickets.

In his latest game, against the Badureliya Sports Club, he made only four in the first innings, but took 4-49 as his side took a first innings lead of 123.

It augurs well from a man who is the lesser-known half of our overseas spin combination, but whose form suggests that he could become a key part of our side in 2017.

Keep it going, Jeevan!

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