An aggressive middle-order batsman, Wanindu Hasaranga was drafted straight from Sri Lanka’s under-19s team into the national team. During his debut in an ODI in June 2017, he claimed a hat-trick, becoming the third debutant and the first leg-spinner to do so in history. At 19, he made all that in just his third over in international cricket.
Wanindu Hasaranga`s Bio
|Full Name||Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva|
|Place of Birth||Galle Sri-Lanka|
|Date of Birth||July 29, 1997|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right Arm Leg Break|
|Role in team||Bowling All-rounder|
Wanindu Hasaranga`s Net worth
|Salary||$ 62,750 approx.|
|Net Worth||$1-$5 million|
Wanindu Hasaranga`s Physical Measurements
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Wannidu Hasaranga`s Family and Relationships
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Siblings||Chaturanga de Silva, elder brother of Wanindu, who is also a professional cricketer|
Teams Wanindu Hasaranga Played for
|Sri-Lanka||Sri-Lanka U-19||Sri-Lanka U-23|
|Sri-Lanka XI||Sri-Lanka A||SBP XI|
|Khulna Tigers||Kandy Warriors||Jaffna Stallions|
|Decan Gladiators||St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||RCB|
|Jaffna Kings||Manchester Originals||Colombo Cricket Club|
|Favorite Color||White and Blue|
|Favorite Food||Not Known|
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Singers||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Holiday Destinations||Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.|
|Hobbies||Movies and Shopping|
|Favorite Cricketers||Virat Kohli|
|Favorite Bowler||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||Not Known|
|Favorite Commentators||Not Known|
|Favorite Shot||Not Known|
|Favorite Dress||T-Shirt with Jeans|
|Favorite Team to play against||Not Known|
|T20I Cap Number||80|
|ODI Cap Number||180|
|Test Cap Number||151|
|Does He Smoke?||Not Known|
|Does He Drink?||Not Known|
He studied till college level at Richmond College.
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva began his cricket career at Richmond College, Galle. In 2016, he represented Sri Lanka’s under-19 cricket team at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
As a 16-year-old, he was a frontline seam bowler for the Richmond College cricket team. Following a demonstration by his coach Lanka de Silva, he switched to bowling leg-spin. His coach soon transformed him into a leg-spinner.
Hasaranga’s coach realized his great arm speed could be converted into a leg-spinner once he recognized his potential. As a 17-year-old, he also participated in an age group 50 over the local tournament, where he tallied 28 wickets in 6 matches after undergoing a pace-to-spin bowling workshop.
Hasaranga was named to Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015. He made his List-A debut in the AIA Premier Limited Tournament on 30 November 2015.
In the 2016 U19 World Cup, he took seven wickets, including a match-winning bowling performance of 3/34 against England in the quarterfinal, advancing Sri Lanka to the semi-final. On 26 February 2016, he made his first-class debut for Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club in the 2015–16 Premier League Tournament.
As part of Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards, Hasaranga was named the most promising domestic cricketer in 2016–17. During the 2016-17 domestic FC season, he scored 586 runs, including a century averaging fewer than 40 with a strike rate of 93, and took 15 wickets, including a five-wicket haul.
On 11 November 2017, he made his Twenty20 debut for Sylhet Sixers in the 2017-18 Bangladesh Premier League. During the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament, Hasaranga was selected for Colombo’s squad. He was also selected for the 2018 Super Provincial One-Day Tournament by Colombo. Dambulla selected him for the 2018 SLC T20 League squad in August 2018.
For Colombo Cricket Club, Hasaranga scored 765 runs in nine matches during the 2018-19 Premier League Tournament. He was named to Galle’s squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament in March 2019. In October 2020, he was drafted by the Jaffna Stallions for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League. He won the tournament by taking seventeen wickets.
As part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the second phase of the Indian Premier League in the UAE in August 2021, Hasaranga made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders on September 20, 2021. Following the players’ draft for the Lanka Premier League in November 2021, he was selected to play for the Jaffna Kings.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Hasaranga in the 2022 IPL Auction. The Manchester Originals bought him in April 2022 for the 2022 season of The Hundred in England. For the third edition of the Lanka Premier League, he was signed by the Kandy Falcons in July 2022.
Wanindu Hasaranga played his first T20I match against New Zealand in 2019 at Pallekele International Stadium. He has played 38 matches until now and has taken 62 wickets in the 36 innings of those matches at an average of 14.15 and a strike rate of 12.84, and an economy of 6.6. He is number 7 in the ICC Men`s T20I Bowlers Rankings. He has batted in 32 innings and scored 382 runs at an average of 14.69 with a strike rate of 120.89.
Hasaranga was named to Sri Lanka’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021. Hasaranga became the first bowler for Sri Lanka to take a hat-trick in a T20 World Cup match on 30 October 2021 against South Africa. In the T20I match against England on 1 November 2021, Hasaranga took his 50th wicket. After taking 16 wickets in the 2021 ICC World Twenty20, he broke the record of Ajantha Mendis as the most wickets taken in a single edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In the Super 12 stage of the tournament, 10 of the 16 scalps came.
He made his ODI debut two years before his T20I debut in 2017. He made his debut against Zimbabwe at Galle International Stadium. Until now, he has played just 31 matches and taken 34 wickets at an average of 35.56 and an economy rate of 5.1. He has also scored 604 runs at an average of 25.17 with a strike rate of 103.42 in ODI cricket. He is number 36 in the ICC Men`s ODI Bowlers Rankings.
Sri Lanka selected Wanindu Hasaranga for their One Day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe. It was against Zimbabwe on 2 July 2017 that he made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka.
In his debut match, he took three wickets in three consecutive deliveries, becoming the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in an ODI. In addition, he became only the third debutant in ODI history to score a hat-trick after Bangladeshi Taijul Islam and South African Kagiso Rabada. As a result, he became the first leg-spinner in ODI history to take a hat-trick.
He was given chances in just 4 test matches. He made his test match debut against South Africa in 2020 at SuperSport Park. He has bowled in just 7 innings and has taken 4 wickets at an average of 100.75. He has also scored 196 runs in test cricket.
Wanindu Hasaranga played his first IPL game for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021. He played his debut match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. He represented RCB in 18 matches until now and has taken 26 wickets at an average of 18.85 and an economy rate of 7.78. His best bowling figures are 5 for 18.
- On their ODI debut, the third to take a hat-trick
- Most T20I wickets in a calendar year, i.e., 36 in 2021.
- He was part of the ICC Men`s T20I Team of the Year for 2021.
- He was part of the ICC Men`s ODI Team of the Year for 2021.