Sri Lanka All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Sri Lanka bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga announced retirement from Test cricket to improve his limited-overs playing career.

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On Tuesday, Sri Lanka bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga announced his retirement from Test cricket. The 26-year-old made his Test debut in December 2020 against South Africa and has featured in only four Tests. His last Test was against Bangladesh at home in April 2021. Hasaranga informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of his decision to retire from the longest format on Tuesday and the board accepted it.

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Wanindu Hasaranga has represented his country in 48 one-day internationals and 58 T20I games. He has picked up a total of 158 wickets and scored 1,365 runs. Wanindu has been Sri Lanka's white-ball specialist since his ODI debut in 2017 and is a pivotal part of their limited-overs set-up.

"Sri Lanka Men's all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that he will retire from playing test cricket. Informing his decision, Hasaranga said the reason behind the move is to prolong his career as a limited-overs specialist," Sri Lanka Cricket said.

"We will accept his decision and are confident that Hasaranga will be a vital part of our white-ball program going forward," said Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket.

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