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Wanindu Hasaranga Retires From Test Cricket

Wanindu Hasaranga Retires From Test Cricket: Sri Lankan allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga retires from red-ball cricket to focus on white-ball cricket. Wanindu Hasaranga is considered one of the best spinners in the world, when it comes to the shortest format, and represents numerous franchises across the world along with his national team.

Wanindu Hasaranga Retires From Test

Wanindu Hasaranga made his Test debut on December 26, 2020 in a match against South Africa at SuperSport Park and played his last Test game on April 21, 2021 against Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

According to a report, Hasaranga had written to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), expressing his desire to play only white-ball cricket and giving his best in the two formats for the national team moving forward.

Regarding Wanindu Hasaranga’s Test request, Sri Lanka Cricket made an official announcement which reads “Sri Lanka Men’s all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will retire from playing test cricket. Informing his decision, Hasaranga said the reason behind the move is to prolong his career as a limited-overs specialist”.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga

“We will accept his decision and are confident that Hasaranga will be a vital part of our white-ball program going forward,” said Mr Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.

Without any doubt, Wanindu Hasaranga will be the key player for the Sri Lanka cricket team in their upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup campaign. Though the board has not yet made any announcements, no one can think about a team with this “mystery spinner”.

Hasaranga has played only 4 Tests and bagged 4 wickets while the 26-year-old played 48 ODIs and 58 T20Is and bagged 67 and 91 wickets respectively. This includes a three-5 wickets haul.

Sri Lanka’s current spin department is led by Prabath Jayasuriya and Ramesh Mendis among other candidates. Hasaranga’s fellow mystery spinner Maheesh Theeksana has also made a handful of Test appearances in recent times.

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