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Big Blow For SRH: Star Spinner Likely to Miss Another Week Of IPL 2024 | Cricket News

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Big Blow For SRH: Star Spinner Likely to Miss Another Week Of IPL 2024 | Cricket News

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New Delhi:

Sri Lanka’s star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is likely to be unavailable for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for another week as he plans to consult doctors abroad about chronic pain in his left heel, according to ESPNcricinfo. Hasaranga recently featured in Sri Lanka’s white-ball series against Bangladesh, but according to ESPNcricinfo, he did so while going through significant pain. During the six matches he played in the limited-overs format, Hasaranga claimed eight wickets, six of which came in the ODI series and two in the T20I. ESPNcricinfo revealed that Hasaranga was assessed by Sri Lanka Cricket’s medical staff and they suspect the pain is due to the worn musculoskeletal system in his left heel.

ESPNcricinfo further reported that the SLC doctors have advised Hasaranga to seek medical advice to understand the nature of the injury and how to deal with it.

Hasaranga is yet to join the SRH camp and there is no fixed date for his arrival. His recent setback could hamper his chances of participating in the upcoming T20 World Cup to be played in June.

The 26-year-old was the star player for Royal Challengers Bengaluru last season as he ended the campaign with 26 wickets at an economy rate of 7.54.

Recently, he was suspended for two Bangladesh Tests after being given three demerits for showing dissent over the umpire’s decision during the third ODI against Bangladesh.

The incident took place in the 37th over of the match, when Hasaranga grabbed his cap from one of the umpires and ridiculed the umpire in the game. Bangladesh won the series 2-1 with four wickets.

He received a 50 percent fine and three demerit points for his violation. This increased his total penalty point to eight in a 24-month period.

The all-rounder was already on five penalties after conceding three during the third T20I against Afghanistan in Dambulla last month. Following this, he was suspended for two Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh. With the addition of the most recent penalty points, he has now exceeded the eight-point limit, which has translated into four suspension points under Article 7.6 of the Code.

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