|Full Name||Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva|
|Date of Birth||July 29, 1997|
|Birth Place||Galle, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Role||Bowling Allrounder, Right Handed Bat, Right-arm legbreak|
|Batting Style||Right hand Bat|
|Debut||July 2, 2017|
|Family||Chaturanga de Silva (Brother)|
|B-LK vs GT||48||30||3||4||160.00||4||21||2||5.25|
|B-LK vs JK||19||11||0||2||172.73||3.2||9||6||2.70|
|DA vs B-LK||19||11||2||1||172.73||4||33||1||8.25|
|CS vs B-LK||40||21||6||1||190.48||4||21||2||5.25|
|B-LK vs JK||19||14||1||1||135.71||2||22||0||11.00|
Wanindu Hasaranga came into the limelight after he took a hat-trick with the ball on his ODI debut. The leg-spinner from Sri Lanka has performed consistently for his nation and is considered among the best spinners in T20 cricket at the moment.
Wanindu Hasaranga was born on July 29, 1997 in Galle. He played for Richmond College and then received a place in the Sri Lankan U-19 squad in 2015 and 2016.
Hasaranga started his international career in an ODI against Zimbabwe on July 2, 2017. Galle, his hometown, played host to the fixture, and Hasaranga made history by claiming a hat-trick on his ODI debut. In the third over of his international career, Hasaranga dismissed Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller, and Tendai Chatara to wipe out Zimbabwe’s tail and complete his hat-trick.
Even though Hasaranga had an impressive debut, he had to wait till 2019 to start his T20I career, while he made his Test debut in 2020.
Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva is a Sri Lankan cricketer born on July 29, 1997. He plays as a right-handed batter and a right-arm leg-breaker to suit the all-rounder's role. Hasaranga came into the limelight after he took a hat-trick with the ball on his ODI debut. The leg-spinner from Sri Lanka has performed consistently for his nation and is considered among the best spinners in T20 cricket at the moment.
|2017||20||Hat-trick on ODI debut|
|2021||24||Became World’s Number 1 T20I Bowler on ICC Rankings|
|2021||24||Signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2022||24||Earned a massive contract of 10.75 crore at the IPL Mega Auction from RCB|
|2022||24||Took maiden IPL five-wicket haul|
|2022||25||Part of Sri Lanka's 2022 Asia Cup winning squad|
|2022||25||Awarded Player of the Series in Asia Cup 2022|
|2022||25||Part of Sri Lanka's 2022 T20 World Cup squad|
Hasaranga started his domestic career with List A cricket. He made his List A debut for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club on November 30 in the AIA Premier Limited Overs Tournament.
The leg-spinner was named in Sri Lanka's 2016 U19 World Cup squad in Bangladesh. He picked seven wickets in the tournament at an average of 22.14, including the match-winning figures of 3/34 versus England in the quarter-final.
Hasaranga made his first-class debut for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League tournament.
Hasaranga was named the most promising player in domestic cricket for the 2016-17 season in Sri Lanka Cricket's annual awards. On the back of an excellent domestic run, scoring 586 runs at an average of 40 and claiming 15 wickets, including a five-wicket haul.
Hasaranga was included in Colombo's squad for the 2017-18 Super Four Provincial Tournament in March 2018. He was also roped in Colombo's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day tournament. Hasaranga was named in Dambulla's squad for the 2018 SLC T20 league.
With 765 runs in nine games, Hasaranga was the leading run-scorer for Colombo Cricket Club in the 2018-19 Premier League Tournament. Hasaranga was picked by Galle for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day tournament.
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Wanindu Hasaranga has played only four Test matches for Sri Lanka as of May 10, 2022. He made his debut against South Africa in the 2020 Boxing Day Test match. The leg-spinner has managed four wickets in four games in the longest format of the game.
He has much better numbers in ODI cricket as he has taken 29 wickets in 29 matches at an economy rate of 5.03. In the T20I format, he has picked up 57 wickets in 35 matches. He took a hat-trick for Sri Lanka in a match against South Africa during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Hasaranga played his first Test against South Africa on December 26, 2020 in Centurion. He made 59 in the second innings but Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 45 runs.
Hasranga scored 122 runs at 30.50 and picked four wickets at an average of 52.50 in two Tests against Proteas.
Hasaranga played just two Tests against England and Bangladesh but focused on making giant strides in white-ball formats.
Hasaranga's first ODI game was against Zimbabwe in Galle in July 2017. He registered figures 3/15 from 2.4 overs and picked the wickets of Malcolm Waller, Donald Tiripano and Tendai Chatara to start his ODI career with a hat-trick on debut. The spinner accumulated eight wickets in four matches at an average of 18 in his first ODI series.
In his next series against India, Hasaranga had a challenging time on the pitch as he struggled to pick wickets and was able to dismiss Kedar Jadhav in the three games he played. His bowling average in the series was 83.
He played a couple of games in the tri-series involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The bowler didn't fetch any wicket from the 10 overs he bowled in the tri-series in January 2018.
Hasaranga wasn't picked in the ODI team for almost 20 months before he made a comeback in the ODI series against Pakistan. For the first time Hasranga was handed to bowl his full quota of overs in a ODI match and the leg-spinner made sure to not disappoint this time. He got the better of Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq.
Hasaranga trapped Abid Ali for lbw in the final ODI, however, his issues with conceding plenty of runs still haunted him. He picked only one wicket in the three-ODI West Indies series.
It was Hasaranga's batting that caught the eye of everyone from the year 2021 onwards. He made 47 in 31 balls while batting at No.9 and followed it up with a fiery 80 not out in the final ODI. It was the highest score by a Sri Lankan player at No.8 in ODIs and his 123-run stand with Ashen Bandara pushed the team's score to 274/6.
Hasaranga scored another breathtaking knock of 74 against Bangladesh at No.8 to prove his mettle and value in lower middle order. He was promoted to bat higher in the order during the England away ODIs. He made a good impression with a composed 54 in the first ODI.
In June 2022, Hasaranga claimed 4/58 in the first ODI against Australia although the hosts lost by two wickets.
Although Hasaranga started his ODI journey in 2017, he had to keep patience to make appearance in T20I cricket. Hasaranga played a vital role in a second-tier squad led by Dasun Shanaka in the 2019 tour of Pakistan. The leg-spinner picked eight wickets in three games at an average of 9.88 and economy of 6.58. His wickets in the middle were important for Sri Lanka to upset Pakistan 3-0.
Hasaranga got hit for big runs in the two T20Is against Australia late in October 2019. However, he had a far better performance against India having picked three wickets in two games at an economy rate of 7.13.
Hasaranga had a terrific run in the three T20I matches against a star-studded West Indies batting order. He mustered figures of 3/12 from four overs in first match and followed with 3/17 (4 overs) and 2/13 (4 overs) in second and third game. Hasaranga dismissed West Indies batter Lendl Simmons in all three innings of the series.
In July 2021, Hasaranga picked a four-four in the decisive game between Sri Lanka and India. He registered career-best figures 4/9 against a depleted Indian batting unit.
He finished the series with seven wickets at 9.57 and an economy rate of 5.58 as Sri Lanka claimed their first T20I series win against India with a 2-1 margin.
Hasaranga was the leading wicket-taker in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE. He snapped 16 wickets in eight matches, including the qualifiers fixtures. After promotes to bat at No.5 in the second match of qualifiers vs Ireland, Hasaranga made 71 in 47 balls and smashed 10 fours and a six. He stitched 123 rund with opener Pathum Nissanka to resurrect the Sri Lankan innings after some fiesty early blows.
He got five wickets in each of the bilateral T20I series against Australia in 2022. His highlight was the figures of 4/33 claimed in Colombo in second T20I.
Hasaranga won the player of the series in Sri Lanka's title victory in Asia Cup 2022. He amassed 66 runs at 22 and nine wickets at 18.89. Hasaranga's 21-ball 36 were crucial runs for Sri Lanka afte they were reeling at 58/5 at one stage. He picked three wickets in his final over to turn the tables around the corner.
Hasaranga is the second player after Carlos Brathwaite to score thirty-plus runs and pick three wickets in a knockout game in T20Is.
Wanindu Hasaranga went unsold at the IPL 2021 Auction, but Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) signed him as a replacement for the second half of the tournament in UAE. Hasaranga could not impress much in his debut season, but his price went up to 10.75 crore at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction because of his stellar performances in international cricket.
Hasaranga has did a commendable job for RCB in IPL 2022, scalping 21 wickets in 12 matches. He took a five-wicket haul against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Hasaranga was drafted by the Jaffna Stallions for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League in October 2020. Hasranga was named Player of the tournament for picking 17 wickets at an economy rate of 5.18, the most by any bowler in the first season of LPL.
Hasranga played for Jaffna Kings in LPL 2021 and amassed 11 wickets in 10 games at 22.27. The Jaffna outfit won their second title in a row. Hasaranga picked 2/30 in the final as he got rid of the half-centurion Danushka Gunathalika and dismissed Ben Dunk for a golden duck.
Wanindu Hasaranga has a brother named Chaturanga de Silva who is also a professional cricketer. Chaturanga played seven ODIs and a couple of T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka national team. He also plays for Jaffna in the LPL.