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Wanindu Hasaranga Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Wanindu Hasaranga Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth July 29, 1997
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Wanindu Hasaranga is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as an all-rounder. Before breaking into the senior national team in July 2017, he had represented Sri Lanka at the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team had finished in 4th place in the 16-team competition. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for the Colombo Cricket Club (2015–Present) across all 3 formats. At the franchise level, he has turned out for the Jaffna Kings (formerly known as Jaffna Stallions) (2020-Present) in the LPL (Lanka Premier League). He was an integral member of the team’s squad that had won the LPL title in both 2020 and 2021. In the first of those seasons, he had scalped 17 wickets and was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’. Outside of Sri Lanka, he has also turned out for Sylhet Sixers (2017) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2021) in the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Born Name

Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva

Nick Name

Wanindu

Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2021 (Wanindu Hasaranga / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Education

Wanindu had attended Richmond College, a primary and secondary school in Galle.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Wanindu Hasaranga / Instagram)

Family

  • Siblings – Chaturanga de Silva (Older Brother) (Professional Cricketer)
  • Others – Nirma de Silva (Sister-in-Law)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right Arm Leg-Break

Role

All-Rounder

Jersey Number

  • 49 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
  • 13, 49 – Jaffna Kings (formerly known as Jaffna Stallions) (LPL)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Wanindu Hasaranga / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, spiked hair
  • Sports a thick beard

Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
Wanindu Hasaranga as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (Wanindu Hasaranga / Instagram)

Wanindu Hasaranga Facts

  1. At the 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, Wanindu was Sri Lanka’s best bowler in their last group stage match, against Pakistan, picking up 2 wickets for 30 runs in a 23-run defeat. In the team’s next match, the quarter-final against England, he had again been the team’s leading bowler, recording figures of 3/34 in a 6-wicket win.
  2. In November 2017, he was named the ‘Most Promising Player in Domestic Cricket’ for the 2016–17 season at Sri Lanka Cricket‘s annual awards ceremony.
  3. With 765 runs in 9 matches, he was the leading run-scorer for Colombo Cricket Club in the 2018–19 season of the Premier League Tournament (a part of the main domestic first-class cricket competition in Sri Lanka).
  4. In July 2017, on his ODI debut, in a match against Zimbabwe, he had taken the final 3 Zimbabwean wickets in 3 consecutive deliveries, becoming the youngest bowler in history to take a hat-trick on ODI debut. He was just the 3rd debutant in ODI history to have achieved this feat after Taijul Islam and Kagiso Rabada. He had also become the first leg-spinner ever to take a hat-trick in an ODI match.
  5. In September 2019, in a bilateral away T20I series against Pakistan, he had picked up 8 wickets in 3 matches and had been named the ‘Player of the Series’. It was Sri Lanka’s first-ever win against Pakistan in a T20I bilateral series. It was also the first time in a 3-match T20I series that Sri Lanka had won 3–0.

Featured Image by Wanindu Hasaranga / Instagram

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