Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out of IPL 2024: Breaking

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has witnessed its fair share of surprises and disappointments. One such setback is the absence of Sri Lanka’s star leg-spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga, from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad. Hasaranga’s chronic heel pain has ruled him out for the entire season, leaving a void in the team’s bowling department.

The Unfortunate News

Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out of IPL 2024 - Breaking News | Daily Mirror

Hasaranga, who was bought by SRH at his base price of INR 1.5 crore (approximately USD $181,000) during the 2024 IPL auction, had not yet joined the squad when the news of his unavailability surfaced. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about his condition, leading to his withdrawal from the tournament1. The absence of this talented leg-spinner is a blow to SRH’s campaign.

The Heel Pain Saga

SRH allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out of IPL 2024 | ESPNcricinfo

The chronic heel pain in Hasaranga’s left foot has been a cause for concern. Treated by SLC medical staff, he was suspected to be suffering from wear and tear of the musculo-skeletal apparatus. The spinner consulted a specialist in Dubai, but unfortunately, the pain persisted, forcing him to withdraw from IPL 20241. His absence leaves SRH without a genuine leg-spinning overseas option.

Hasaranga’s IPL Journey

Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out of IPL 2024

Hasaranga made waves in the 2022 IPL season while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). His impressive performance included 26 wickets at an economy rate of 7.54. However, in 2023, he played only eight games, taking nine wickets with an economy of 8.9. Despite the ups and downs, his potential as a match-winner remained evident.

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T20 World Cup Implications

Sunrisers Hyderabad All-Rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Ruled Out of IPL 2024 Due to Injury | LatestLY

As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the T20 World Cup, scheduled to begin on June 1 in the USA and the Caribbean, Wanindu Hasaranga recovery becomes crucial. If he regains fitness in time, he will be a key player for Sri Lanka. However, his absence from IPL 2024 could impact his form and readiness for the global tournament.

The Demerit Points Controversy

Big blow for SRH! Uncertainty surrounds Wanindu Hasaranga's arrival for IPL 2024

Earlier this month, Wanindu Hasaranga faced disciplinary action during Sri Lanka’s ongoing Tests against Bangladesh. Accumulating eight demerit points for breaching article 2.8 of the players’ code of conduct, he was suspended. His return from retirement had raised eyebrows, but SLC clarified that it was due to his desire to be considered for Test cricket selection, citing improved fitness levels.


Wanindu Hasaranga’s absence from IPL 2024 is a setback for SRH, but it also highlights the challenges faced by players in balancing domestic leagues and international commitments. As fans, we hope for his swift recovery and a triumphant return to the cricketing arena.

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