Vijayakanth Viyaskanth Replaces Wanindu Hasaranga in SRH Squad for IPL 2024

Written by Mohan Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday confirmed spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was ruled out of IPL 2024 due to an injury, and named fellow Sri Lanka bowler Vijkayakanth Viyaskanth as his replacement.

The leg-break bowler has played 33 T20s and picked 42 wickets. The 22-year-old has also played one T20I where he recorded figures of one for 28.

Multiple media reports last week said that Sri Lanka Cricket had informed the BCCI of Hasaranga’s unavailabilty for IPL 2024 due to a foot injury. Hasaranga was signed by SRH for Rs 1.5 crore during the mini auction in December.

Viyaskanth plays for the MI Emirates in the International League T20 and the Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League apart from Jaffna Kings in Lanka Premier League.

After four games, SRH sits fifth in the points table with two wins and two losses.

Vijayakanth is also a legspinner from Sri Lanka who has represented his country in a solitary T20 International so far. He has joined SRH at his base price of Rs 50 lakh.

The 22-year-old Vijayakanth was part of Sri Lanka squad that took part in the Asian Games last year and he played in one match in which he took 1/28 from four overs.  The youngster has played 33 T20s so far in his career and picked up 42 wickets at an economy of 6.76.

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