Kamindu Mendis, Sri Lanka's Ambidextrous Spinner Leaves Everyone Awestruck

Sri Lanka’s Kamindu Mendis has picked up four wickets in the Under-19 World Cup so far. (Image Credit: ICC Under 19 World Cup)

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Mirpur: Kamindu Mendis is taking the ICC Under-19 World Cup by storm. The 17-year-old Sri Lankan is grabbing eyeballs with his unique ambidextrous skill. (Read More in Cricket)

Mendis left his opposition stunned when he bowled right-arm off-breaks and left-arm orthodox in the same over during a league game against Pakistan in Mirpur.

In the three matches so far, Mendis has picked up four wickets, with best figures of 3/36 against Afghanistan.

Former Sri Lankan batsmen Hashan Tillakaratne showcased similar abilities in a 1996 World Cup game against Kenya, when he bowled as a left-arm spinner as well as an off-spinner.

Former India player Sanjay Manjrekar was pleased with the young Galle-born allrounder.

More recently, Vidarbha’s Akshay Karnewar showcased the similar skills during a match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty tournament.


Source: NDTV

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