Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan spinner with a base price of Rs 1 crore, emerged as one of the most sought-after players at the IPL 2022 Auction.
The Sri Lankan leg spinner, who had previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, sparked a massive bidding war. Wanindu Hasaranga was bought back by RCB for a whopping Rs 10.75 crore.
Wanindu Hasaranga Returs to RCB
Wanindu Hasaranga, one of the world’s rising stars, will be a player to watch in the IPL 2022. For the past few years, the Sri Lankan all-rounder has been making headlines. Last year, he had a big impact in the T20 series against India. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, he was nothing short of outstanding.
He finished the tournament as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 9.75. Hasaranga contributed with the bat as well, demonstrating his versatility. He will undoubtedly be one of the most valuable players in the Indian Premier League’s next season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore selected Wanindu Hasaranga in the IPL 2022 mega auction. The franchisee agreed to pay Rs. 10.75 crores for the player. Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have both expressed a strong desire to include Wanindu Hasaranga in their squads.
Prior to the auction, Hasaranga maintained a base price of Rs. 1 crore. In the previous edition, he was a replacement player for Royal Challengers Bangalore. So far, the Sri Lankan player has had very little IPL experience. However, he is one of the emerging all-rounders in the T20I format, which has attracted a lot of attention in the IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore selected Hasaranga as a replacement player for Adam Zampa in the IPL 2021 UAE leg. Hasaranga played two matches in the tournament and failed to take a wicket. However, he later emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, and RCB fans will be excited to see Hasaranga in the next season.