Sri Lankan versatile player Wanindu Hasaranga was the talk of the town for his heroism in the recent series against team India. The spin wizard picked 10 wickets in the five games with limited overs including a four-wicket haul in the last T20I of the series he played for the Lankans and turned heads at regular intervals.
Wanindu Hasaranga as he reached another milestone during the limited over series scored the number 2 bowler on the ICC T20 rankings launched by the International Cricket Council on Wednesday. Despite such impeccable performances during the series, it is unfortunate that Wanindu Hasaranga is not part of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the biggest T20 cricket tournament in the world.
However, his performances have ensured that the Sri Lankan versatile player will have a lot of interest in various franchises, IPL 2022 mega auction. As many teams will change their playing combinations for IPL 2022, we look at the five teams that can target Wanindu Hasaranga at IPL 2022 auction.
5 teams that Wanindu Hasaranga can target in the IPL 2022 mega auction
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
The two-time IPL champions, Knights of Kolkata, had some forgettable seasons in the Indian Premier League, although they were one of the strongest teams in the competition. One of the main reasons for their downfall in the last few seasons was the performance of their overseas versatile duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine.
Considering that a team can only retain a total of 4 players at the IPL 2022 mega auction with a combination of 3 Indian players and 1 overseas player or 2 Indian players and 2 overseas players, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell the obvious. choices for the franchise.
This will also lead them to a weakened everyday spin bowling and so Wanindu Hasaranga can fit perfectly in the spot in KKR. IPL 2022 could in all likelihood also take place in India, and so the wicket at Eden Gardens will support Hasaranga, and KKR could therefore choose him in the mega auction of IPL 2022.