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IPL 2024: Wanindu Hasaranga’s participation further delayed

IPL 2024: Wanindu Hasaranga’s participation further delayed

Wanindu Hasaranga’s arrival in India to play for SRH in the IPL 2024 has been delayed further owing to his left heel pain. As per reports, the Sri Lankan spinner has recovered completely from the left heel pain he endured during the limited overs series against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka’s medical staff understands that the musculoskeletal apparatus in his left heel has become worn, which has caused the pain. Sri Lanka’s cricket board has advised him to take consultation with a specialist.

Hasaranga will be flying out of Sri Lanka next week to consult with overseas doctors. The severity of the pain isn’t known completely and his participation in the Indian Premier League might be affected if the condition turns out to be serious.

Hasaranga was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last season of IPL. He claimed 26 wickets at an outstanding economy of 7.54 but RCB let him go ahead of the auctions. SRH, eventually, picked him up for INR 1.5 crore at IPL 2024 auction.

Hasaranga, recently, came out of his Test retirement. He had taken retirement from the longest format in August 2023. Sri Lanka is slated to play a Test series against Bangladesh and Hasaranga was also added to the squad.

However, later, it was revealed that he couldn’t participate in the two Test matches, owing to his exploits in the third ODI against Bangladesh which took place on 18th March.

The Sri Lankan spinner breached Article 2.8 of the player’s code of conduct, which relates to showing dissent against the umpire’s decision. As a result of that, he was fined 50% of his match fees and was issued three demerit points.

With a total of 8 demerit points, Hasaranga is bound to miss two Tests, four ODIs, or four T20Is, whichever comes first. The fans thus have to wait for Hasaranga to make his Test comeback.

A different theory also suggests that Hasaranga came back from his Test retirement so that he won’t have to miss the four T20Is, scheduled in the T20 World Cup 2024. Wananda Hasaranga had decided to stop playing Test cricket after playing just 4 Tests, in which he picked up only 4 wickets.

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