Wanindu Hasaranga Steps Down as Sri Lanka Skipper

Wanindu Hasaranga, the prominent Sri Lankan spinner, has resigned from his position as the captain of the national T20I team. His decision comes in the wake of Sri Lanka’s early exit from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Short-Lived Captaincy

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Hasaranga, who was appointed T20I captain just last year, led the team in 10 matches. Despite his efforts, the team’s performance in the World Cup fell short of expectations, prompting his decision to step down. In his resignation letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Hasaranga explained, “It is in the best interest of the team that I decided to be relieved of my captaincy duties and remain in the side as a player. I will support and stand by my team and leadership as always.”

Continued Role in the Team

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that Hasaranga will continue to be a vital part of the national squads going forward. His experience and skills as a player remain highly valued by the team management. SLC’s statement reiterated their support for Hasaranga, emphasizing his importance to the team’s future successes.

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Upcoming Series Against India

The Sri Lankan team is set to face India in a home white-ball bilateral series starting on July 26. The squad and the new captain for the series are yet to be announced. This series will be crucial for Sri Lanka as they look to rebuild and strengthen their team dynamics after the World Cup setback.

Hasaranga’s decision to step down as captain reflects his commitment to the team’s best interests. His focus will now be on contributing as a player, helping Sri Lanka achieve better results in upcoming matches. The cricketing community will be watching closely to see who takes over the captaincy and how the team performs in the series against India.

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Wanindu Hasaranga, the prominent Sri Lankan spinner, has resigned from his position as the captain of the national T20I team. His decision comes in the wake of Sri Lanka's early exit from the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

Short-Lived Captaincy

Hasaranga, who was appointed T20I captain just last year, led the team in 10 matches. Despite his efforts, the team's performance in the World Cup fell short of expectations, prompting his decision to step down. In his resignation letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Hasaranga explained, "It is in the best interest of the team that I decided to be relieved of my captaincy duties and remain in the side as a player. I will support and stand by my team and leadership as always."

Continued Role in the Team

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed that Hasaranga will continue to be a vital part of the national squads going forward. His experience and skills as a player remain highly valued by the team management. SLC's statement reiterated their support for Hasaranga, emphasizing his importance to the team's future successes.

Upcoming Series Against India

The Sri Lankan team is set to face India in a home white-ball bilateral series starting on July 26. The squad and the new captain for the series are yet to be announced. This series will be crucial for Sri Lanka as they look to rebuild and strengthen their team dynamics after the World Cup setback.

Hasaranga's decision to step down as captain reflects his commitment to the team's best interests. His focus will now be on contributing as a player, helping Sri Lanka achieve better results in upcoming matches. The cricketing community will be watching closely to see who takes over the captaincy and how the team performs in the series against India.

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