Wanindu Hasaranga’s return to Test format unrelated to ban: SLC

Sri Lankan Cricket officials have dismissed premature speculation alleging that Wanindu Hasaranga’s recall was part of a strategic plan to prevent him from missing the T20 World Cup.

The two-Test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will begin on March 22nd at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.


The Sri Lankan feared spinner was suspended from participating in the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh by the International Cricket Council in what has now been termed a tactical move to make him eligible for the T20 fixture.

SL T20WC Team, following rumors, alleges that the current recall to the Test squad will prevent their players from getting away with bans in T20 fixtures.

Mahinda Halangoda, the team’s manager, responded to the speculations by denying that the Hasaranga was selected for disciplinary reasons and claimed that the player handed him a letter prompting Batgama to inform the selection team of its possible selection for the test series.

In addition, Dhananjaya De Silva, the team’s skipper, stated that he has a strong squad and is looking for a series win. Bangladesh does not have regular campaigner Mushfiqur Rahim, but coach Hathurusingha expects young pacers like pacers Mushfik Hasan and Nahid Rana will do well.

Thisara Perera and Oshada Fernando are looking forward to the Test series after successful stints with the T20 side. The promising crows believes that young players must seize opportunities to make positive contributions. He also hopes Das will recover his form for Test cricket, while Anton Devcich is set to return to the test squad for the first time since 2017. Bangladeshfel re believes Jaker Hasan will be fit to play the first Test.