Hasaranga announces his retirement

Wanindu Hasaranga, the star leggie from Sri Lanka, has announced his retirement from Test cricket. He has been crucial for Sri Lanka’s success in the white-ball tournaments. But it has been some time since he represented his nation in the red-ball format.

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“We will accept his decision and are confident that Hasaranga will be a vital part of our white-ball program going forward.”

Ashley De Silva, CEO of SLC

Hasaranga’s choice to quit Test cricket demonstrates his determination to play franchise cricket. While his involvement with Sri Lanka’s limited-overs forms remains, the leg-spinner’s focus is now on maximizing his potential and influence on the global T20 circuit.

This strategic adjustment marks the beginning of a new chapter in Hasaranga’s cricketing journey, one that offers excitement, challenges, and new possibilities.

Previously, Hasaranga let go of his Major League Cricket contract when he was being considered for the test squad. But he wasn’t selected, and now he was left with no MLC contract, and no spot in the test squad.

Read: Sri Lanka squad for Asia Cup.

While Hasaranga’s brilliance in the Test arena was restricted, his first-class career spoke to his all-round talent. He took 102 wickets in 44 first-class matches, an outstanding total. His efforts with the bat are the most notable aspect of his first-class career. Three centuries and 19 half-centuries demonstrate his ability to make an impact not just with the ball but also as a useful batting asset. He is an allrounder!

We hope that we will see more of him in the T20 and ODI cricket. And the date isn’t far away, we will see him in action starting from Asia Cup 2023.

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