Wanindu Hasaranga SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is likely to miss at least another week of IPL action due to chronic pain in his left heel.

  • Reason for Absence: Hasaranga has been experiencing pain despite playing through it in Sri Lanka’s recent series against Bangladesh.
  • Medical Diagnosis: Sri Lankan team doctors suspect a musculoskeletal issue in his left heel and have advised him to seek further specialist opinion overseas next week.
  • Impact on IPL: Hasaranga hasn’t joined the Sunrisers squad yet and his return date remains uncertain.
  • Target Return: The priority for both Hasaranga and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is his fitness for the T20 World Cup in June, where he will captain the national team.
  • IPL Return Delay: If further treatment or rehabilitation is required, Hasaranga’s IPL participation could be significantly impacted.

Financial Implications: Sunrisers Hyderabad had acquired Hasaranga for a significant sum (INR 1.5 crore) at the IPL auction. His absence will be a setback for their bowling attack.