Sri Lanka All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Announces Retirement From Test Cricket
Wanindu Hasaranga, a Sri Lankan allrounder, announced his retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday, seeking to carry on his career in the limited-overs match.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed the news, stating that it had accepted the 26-year-old Hasaranga's choice.
"We will accept his decision and are confident that Hasaranga will continue to be an important part of our white-ball programme," SLC CEO Ashley De Silva stated.
Hasaranga made his Test debut against South Africa in Centurion in 2020, and he went on to play three more Tests.
He took four wickets with his leg-spin in four Tests. In 2021, he will play his final Test against Bangladesh in Pallekele.
Hasaranga, on the other hand, is a key player for Sri Lanka in white ball formats as a spin spearhead and useful lower-order batsman.
Hasaranga took 67 wickets in 48 ODIs and scored 832 runs, including four fifties.
Hasaranga has 91 wickets from 58 T20Is and 533 runs, including a fifty.
The Lankan is also a popular player in several T20 leagues throughout the world.
Hasaranga has also played for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (CPL), Quetta Gladiators (PSL), Kandy Falcons and Jaffna Kings (LPL), Desert Vipers (IL T20), and Washington Freedom (MLC) in addition to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.