Updated: August 21
One player from Sri Lanka has been the talk of the town in the cricket circle recently. He is the all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. He has played exceptional cricket in the limited over cricket series as well as T20I against India. The all-rounder has picked 10 wickets in 5 matches. This includes 4 wicket-hall in the final T20.
Wanindu Hasaranga was picked straight from the under-19 and drafted into the Sri Lankan national team. Having played 21 T20 matches so far, Hasaranga has picked 33 wickets at an economy of 6.56. It is almost certain that he will be up for grabs in IPL 2022 mega auction with such a good start.
Let us analyze 3 Teams Which Can Target Wanindu Hasaranga in IPL 2022 mega auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
According to unconfirmed reports coming from the RCB camp, Virat Kohli is impressed with the performance of Wanindu Hasaranga and the team management has made up their mind to pick him in IPL 2022 itself as a replacement for the injured Adam Zampa.
RCB will be happy to know that Wanindu Hasaranga is a multi-talented player who can pick up wickets and also contribute with the bat coming lower down the order for the team. We know that when Virat Kohli decides to back any player, the team management never objects to it. This will be helpful for Hasaranga in near future.
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders have been performing below par for the last two years. One of the prime reasons for this is the performance of their overseas all-rounders. The likes of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have not performed better.
With the IPL mega auction scheduled to be held next year, we expect KKR will retain Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. In such a situation the bowling attack will become weak. Wanindu Hasaranga can contribute to the team’s cause in a big way if picked by KKR for IPL 2022 mega auction.
When we look at the possible foreign players who can be retained from SRH, these names can be Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan. Purchasing Wanindu Hasaranga can provide a much-needed variety in the all-rounder department for SRH.