2020 ADT10      January 28, 2021 to February 06, 2021

WANIDU HASARANGA

Name
WANIDU HASARANGA
Nationality
sri Sri Lanka
Position
Legbreak, Batsman
Current Team
Deccan Gladiators
Past Teams
Maratha Arabians, TSLC
Seasons
2021
Age
23

A bruising lower-middle order batsman, and an aggressive legbreak bowler, Wanidu Hasaranga graduated from a strong Richmond College outfit, had a fine run in Sri Lanka’s 2015 and 2016 Under-19 teams, and has made a promising start to his domestic cricket career.

Though it was his bowling that largely impressed at the Under-19 level – he claimed a particularly impactful 3 for 34 in the 2016 Youth World Cup quarter-final against England – batting was Hasaranga’s stronger suit in his first two seasons of senior cricket. Hasaranga made a rapid 87 on first-class debut with Ports Authority Cricket Club, and, having switched to Colombo Cricket Club, hit 586 runs at an average of 39.06 and a strike rate of 93 in the 2017 Premier League Tournament.

When this first-class runs tally was followed by a stretch of good bowling form in List A domestic tournaments, Hasaranga piqued the national selectors’ interest. He was chosen in Sri Lanka’s squad for the first two one-dayers against Zimbabwe in June 2017, with his fielding also cited as a reason for his selection. And what a debut it subsequently was; he became the third debutant in ODI history to claim a hat-trick when he wiped out Zimbabwe’s tail with the 14th, 15th and 16th deliveries of his international career.

Batting

SeasonTeamMatInnsNORunHSBat AveBFSR3050704s6sCtSt
Total-31*31.00258.33

Bowling

SeasonTeamMatchInnOverRunsWktsBowl AveEcoBBMStrike Rate4w5w
Total--15.00----