Sri Lanka's Leg-Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga Named ICC Men's Player Of The Month For June: Celebrating The Rising Star's Spectacular Achievements

 In June 2013, Wanindu Hasaranga, the leg-spin bowler from Sri Lanka, was awarded the ICC Men's Player of the Month. This title is a testimony of his outstanding performance in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier matches in 2023.

The ICC Player of the Month

Based on voting by a panel of experts, Hasaranga has been determined the most deserving awardee in this category. This panel of experts comprises former international cricketers, media persons, ICC Hall of Famers, and global cricket fans registered at

In the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier matches, Wanindu Hasaranga outperformed all the other players with three back-to-back five-wicket hauls. He grabbed 26 wickets in total, maintaining an average of 10.00.

Two cricketers from the ICC Men’s and Women’s Cricket World Cup have been honoured with this title for June 2023. In the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier matches, the All-rounder Ash Gardner from Australia has been voted as the ICC Women's Player of the Month.

Hasaranga’s ICC Ranking

Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka is one of the most prolific players in international cricket today. He holds 1st rank in both ODI and T-20 matches as a leg-spin bowler. Also, he’s holding the 5th and 4th position in ODI and T-20 matches as an all-rounder.

T-20, ODI and Test Match Records

Hasaranga’s aggressive bowling made him the highlight of several matches, including the 2021 T-20 International against India, where he took 4 wickets off 9 balls. In another T-20 International match against the UAE in 2022, he picked 3 wickets off 8 balls. Sri Lanka comprehensively won both matches.

Wanindu Hasaranga’s ODI matches have been equally spectacular, with a total 67 wickets haul off 2279 balls, maintaining an average of 28.78. In the recent ODI matches against the UAE and Oman, he took 6 and 5 wickets off only 24 and 13 balls, which proves his level of consistency in the sport.

Wanindu Hasaranga has played only 4 test matches so far and has taken 4 wickets in 7 innings. In his overall international career so far, he has boasted many records, including the most consecutive four and five wickets in an innings and ten wickets in a series, scoring 250 runs with batting.

All-Round Achievements

As a right-handed batsman, Hasaranga has played 48 ODI matches, scoring 832 runs with a massive 110.2 strike rate. In the T20 International and IPL matches he has played so far, the strike rates are equally impressive, respectively 123.95 and 98.63.

Born on 29th July 1997, Wanindu Hasaranga’s age is 26 years. Before starting his international cricket career, he played several domestic, List A, FC and T20 matches. He emerged as one of the finest all-rounders from his early days in the sport.

Hasaranga has also represented the Under-19 national team in the 2016 Under-19 World Cup hosted by Bangladesh. His seven wickets haul in a World Cup match against England was terrific. In 2016, the Sri Lanka Cricket (BCCSL) promoted him as the most promising domestic player of 2015-16.

The cricketing world presently is hooked on Wanindu Hasaranga’s back-to-back stellar performances. His recognition as the ICC Men's Player of the Month again proves his brilliance. At the age of 26, he has already achieved a lot of recognition and shows great potential for contributing more to the international cricket forum.

Is Wanindu Hasaranga a batsman?
As an all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga is a lower-middle-order batsman in the Sri Lankan national team.
Is Hasaranga playing in the Asia Cup 2023?
As per reports, Hasaranga isn’t playing in the 2023 Asia Cup due to an injury.
What’s the net worth of Hasaranga?
Wanindu Hasaranga’s net worth currently is $2 million.
Which IPL teams has Hasaranga represented?
Wanindu Hasaranga has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.