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Hasaranga is again positive for Covid-19. Excluded from T20I series

Lucknow: Wednesday’s Sri Lankan right-arm leg spin all-rounder Wanindu Hasalanga was excluded from the upcoming T20I series against India because he has not yet recovered from the Covid-19 infection.

Hasalanga had to miss the last three games of the tour with a positive Covid-19 in the last five T20I series in Sri Lanka against Australia in early February.

This is a big blow to Sri Lanka on the eve of the start of the T20I series against India in Lucknow.

“Wanindu Hasaranga, who was isolated after being infected with Covid-19, returned a positive result again when the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) was performed on players yesterday (February 22nd). The test also confirmed the results, “said a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

Hasalanga was last seen on the first two T20Is with Australia and took 3/38 and 2/33 on the ball while making 13 with a bat in both games before passing a positive on the Covid-19 test. I did.

“He was first found to be positive during the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on February 15, 2022. Players were transferred from Canberra to Melbourne and quarantined until they returned a negative PCR test report. It will remain, “the statement further states. ..

On the Australian tour, Hasalanga was the third member of the Covid-19 test-positive tour party, following Ksarmendis and Vinula Fernando. Hasalanga was also selected by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 10.75 at the IPL Mega Auction and played two franchise matches in the 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates.

Hasalanga impressed with his leg spin when the Indian side of the second string, led by Shikhar Dhawan, went to Sri Lanka for the White Ball series in July 2021. He sculpted seven wickets, including the 4/9 numbers, to become the top wickets taker on the three T20Is.

Hasalanga achieved a hat-trick with South Africa at the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup, but to no avail. He was also the best wicket taker in the competition, winning 16 wickets in eight games with an economic rate of 5.20.

https://www.siasat.com/ind-v-sl-hasaranga-tests-positive-for-covid-19-again-ruled-out-of-t20i-series-2280790/ Hasaranga is again positive for Covid-19. Excluded from T20I series

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