Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Jeevan Mendis in prime domestic 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!