Wanindu Hasaranga has reportedly withdrawn from the Caribbean Premier League 2021 due to national obligations. During the May player draught, the leg spinner was drafted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Hasaranga, who had a strong season in the LPL in December, was signed up by the side to complement the likes of West Indian Jon-Russ Jaggesar, who can play a variety of positions.
Hasaranga will not play in the CPL since a white-ball series between Sri Lanka and South Africa is scheduled. South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka, which includes three ODIs and as many T20Is, was announced earlier this week. All six matches are set to take place at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. The series will begin on September 2nd, with the third T20I scheduled for September 14th.
It would serve as a warm-up series for both teams ahead of the headline event of the T20 World Cup. “With the ICC T20 World Cup just around the corner, we are happy to have another visit booked for the Proteas men’s squad. The greatest method for our team to prepare for this event is to play against strong opposition in the subcontinent, and we are grateful to Sri Lanka Cricket for accommodating us during this time of year when schedules are extremely tight.” According to ESPN Cricinfo, the CSA’s acting CEO Pholetsi Moseki stated.
Hasaranga had been in fantastic form recently, putting in some outstanding performances for Sri Lanka. In the T20I series against India, he took seven wickets, with 4-9 being his best statistics in the series. Many cricket analysts have said that Hasaranga could be a potential option for IPL franchises looking for a spinner replacement.
There were also rumours that he might take over for Adam Zampa in the RCB for the rest of the IPL. The IPL’s second leg will begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates, with Chennai Super Kings taking on Mumbai Indians in the first match.