SRH vs RCB IPL 2023: Why is Wanindu Hasaranga Not Playing Today’s Match IPL? Check RCB Playing XI

Updated on: May 18, 2023 9:37 pm IST

Why is Wanindu Hasaranga not playing SRH vs RCB IPL 2023 match?

The crucial news development coming from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp is that their premier overseas spinner Wanindu Hasaranga in their 13th encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will definitely be feeling very much high on confidence especially after a pretty convincing 112-run win against Rajasthan Royals in their last match of this ongoing T20 tournament. RCB now need to win both of their remaining matches to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs.

SRH vs RCB IPL 2023: Why is Wanindu Hasaranga Not Playing Today’s Match IPL?

After having won the toss and opting to bowl first, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis revealed that Wanindu Hasaranga is not part of the RCB playing 11 for today’s SRH vs RCB match. Faf further mentioned that the Sri Lankan leg-spinner had a niggle and was not available for selection. After having finished as the second highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022, Hasaranga has failed to perform in the same manner for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in this Indian Premier League 2023 having taken as many as 9 wickets from 8 matches at an economy rate of 8.90. In his absence, RCB have brought in spin bowling all-rounder Michael Bracewell.

“We are gonna have a bowl. The last two nights we have had some dew. Good surface but touch on the slower side. Same team as last game. Hasaranga has a niggle. Bracewell strengthens our batting. We have to start afresh. The game of cricket has a funny way of biting you. You have to have the humility of looking at a fresh game,” said Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis during the toss.

RCB Playing XI

1. Virat Kohli
2. Faf du Plessis (C)

3. Glenn Maxwell
4. Mahipal Lomror
5. Anuj Rawat (wk)

6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. Karn Sharma
8. Michael Bracewell
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Wayne Parnell

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Wanindu Hasaranga IPL 2023 Price

RCB made a valuable acquisition in IPL 2022 auction, spending INR 10.5 Crore to secure Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga. This investment paid off tremendously as Hasaranga emerged as the second highest wicket-taker, claiming an impressive 26 wickets in 16 matches. Notably, he maintained an economy rate of under 8 throughout the tournament. Recognizing his exceptional performances, RCB retained Hasaranga for IPL 2023, cementing his place in the team’s future plans.

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