Asia Cup 2023 is going to be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30. Then the Sri Lankan cricket team will prepare for the One Day World Cup (ODI World Cup) held in India. However, in the meantime, Wanindu Hasaranga, one of Sri Lanka’s all-rounders, announced his retirement from international Test cricket to focus on limited-overs cricket. Some trusted sources claimed that he take this decision because of not getting a place in Test cricket for a long time.
With the popularity of T20 leagues in world cricket, cricketers are moving away from international cricket. Many important cricketers are retiring from international Test cricket at an early age to focus on white-ball cricket. Wanindu Hasaranga did the same. He was also not so happy about not getting a place in Test cricket for Sri Lanka for a long time after 2021.
The 26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer has officially written a letter to the Sri Lanka cricket board regarding his decision to quit Test cricket and focus on the limited-overs format. Wanindu Hasaranga has played a total of 4 Test matches for Sri Lanka so far in international cricket. He collected 4 wickets with a total of 196 runs in Test cricket.
Wanindu Hasaranga made his Test debut for the team in 2020 against South Africa and he played his last Test match in 2021 against Bangladesh. On the other hand, experts believe that this cricketer, who is in great form in white ball cricket, will become important for the country in the Asia Cup and One Day World Cup. Wanindu Hasaranga has so far taken 67 wickets with 832 runs for the country in 48 ODIs.