How good is Kusal Mendis?

– Scored 1023 Test runs in 2018, 2nd highest in world and most by a Sri Lankan

– 5th youngest batsman to score 1000+ Test runs in a year in Test history

– Scored 1512 International runs in 2018, most by a Sri Lankan

– 3 Test centuries in 2018, most by a Sri Lankan batsman

– His 196 was the 3rd highest Test score in 2018, highest for a Sri Lankan

– His Test partnerships (308 with DDS) and (274* with Angelo) top two highest in world cricket in 2018

– His 274* with Angelo partnership is SL’s 2nd highest 4th wicket partnership

– Batted an entire day in New Zealand Test with Angelo, only 4th SL pair, 1st pair in world cricket over 10 years (since 29 Feb 2008)

– Scored 4301 International runs in 110 matches before the age of 24, only Mahela (5918 runs in 141 matches) scored more for SL

– Scored 2527 Test runs in 36 Tests before the age of 24, only Mahela (3076 in 42 Tests) scored more for SL

– Scored 6 Test centuries before the age of 24, only Mahela (9) scored more for SL

– 34 International catches in 2018, most by a non keeper in world

– 21 Test catches in 2018, most by a non keeper in world

– 91 International catches since 01st January 2016, most by a non keeper in world

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