WANIDU HASARANGA

Name
WANINDU HASARANGA
Nationality
sri Sri Lanka
Position
Legbreak, Batsman
Current Team
Maratha Arabians
Past Teams
TSLC
Seasons
2019, 2017
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
2019Maratha Arabians62-331.50650.00-----1-
2017TSLC4103131*31.0012258.331003230
Total-10303431*31.0018258.331003240

Bowling

SeasonTeamMatchInnOverRunsWktsBowl AveEcoBBMStrike Rate4w5w
2019Maratha Arabians623.036136.0012.001/2618.0--
2017TSLC411150-15.00----
Total-1034511-15.00----