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.
Table of Contents
- Biography: About Wanindu Hasaranga
- Wanindu Hasaranga: Along The Years
- Domestic Career
- International career
- IPL Career
Biography: About Wanindu Hasaranga
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.
Wanindu Hasaranga: Along The Years
|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||25||Earned a massive contract of 10.75 crore at the IPL Mega Auction from RCB|
|2022||25||Took maiden IPL five-wicket haul|
- Wanindu Hasaranga jointly holds the world record for the most T20I wickets in a year. He and Tabraiz Shamsi bagged 36 wickets each in T20I cricket in 2021.
- He was the first Sri Lankan player to take a hat-trick on ODI debut.
Wanindu Hasaranga has played 40 first-class matches, scalping 80 wickets and scoring 2,418 runs. His best bowling figures in first-class cricket are 8/26, while his highest score is 120.
In List-A cricket, Hasaranga has picked up 80 wickets and aggregated 1,295 runs in 66 matches. Speaking of his numbers in T20 cricket, the leg-spinner has accounted for 136 wickets and scored 1,042 runs in 97 games.
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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.
Wanindu Hasaranga went unsold at the IPL 2021 Auction, but the Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him as a replacement for the second half of the competition. 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 done a great job for RCB in IPL 2022, scalping 21 wickets in 12 matches. He took a five-wicket haul against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.