Monday, January 12, 2009

The Mendis Story Continues...

Regular readers of Well Pitched are well aware of my fascination of Ajantha Mendis.

The man is a freak and every now and then I come out with a small reminder of his abilities.

The last time I spoke of him was during his 18th ODI when I expected him to pick up his 50th ODI wicket and become the fastest man to that mark.

That never happened and for a change Mendis went wicket less.

But it happened this morning.

19th ODI, 3 wickets.

Total tally - 51.

51 wickets in 19 matches.

Fastest by a fair margin.

His ODI bowling average is still below the 10 mark!

Sure he's played the minnows recently but don't forget how he tamed India.

The tougher opposition will come soon and Mendis seems all set to take them on.

For Well Pitched's previous coverage on Mendis can be found on the following links.

Part 1.

Part 2.

Make your pitch on this post...



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10 Pitched:

  1. Naked Cricket said...
     

    Q, every team's a minnow, and has been for a long while. Takes an unknown soldeir called Mendis to rattle em.

    Had Ind, SAF more to them, they would've knocked Oz years back.

    I proclaim the so-called minnows as mini minnows. And the others super minnows.

    After the Mendis, Shakib fixation, we now need a third man, don't say Warner. He's everybody's boy.

  2. Sam said...
     

    Nothin spectacular in bundling out poor Bangladeshis and Zimbabers.....

    Dunno waht SL finds in playing against this teams nd boosting the bowling / batting avgs....

    Lets c how Mendis fares against you guys in Feb....

  3. Damith S. said...
     

    I dont really understand the logic in Sams comments, we play who we get, I dont see India lining up to play us anytime soon.

    And its not like India did any better than Zim of Bangl when they played him. I trust you recall.

  4. Q said...
     

    NC, the next fixation could very well be from Pakistan.. Umar Amin and Sohail Khan.. watch out for them if they get a chance..

  5. Q said...
     

    Sam ur forgetting the Asia Cup final...

    I cant wait to see Pakistan take on Mendis!

  6. Q said...
     

    Damith I understand ur frustration.. first it was Murali targeted for picking cheap wickets and now Mendis..

    Sigh..

  7. Wasim said...
     

    Sam

    You forgot to add the poor Indians alongside Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

  8. scorpicity said...
     

    The freak factory chronicles continue. The legend grows. So what guys... 5000 wickets at the end of his career :)

  9. Sam said...
     

    damith, we are coming for 5 ODIs and a T20 in Feb :)

    And did ya forget 3-2 win in Lanka in Aug ?

    for those who remind me of Asia cup final, they shudnt forget the 3-2 ODis win in Lanka after that....

    And if that wasnt enuf (Zim and BD) then BD beat SL :)

    What more do i say...

    SL shakib'ed!!

  10. Q said...
     

    Shakibbed they were Sam.. and they had 'em in the final as well..

    Maybe 10K Scorps.. 5 sounds too low ;-)

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