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IPL Auctions 2024 | SRH Lands Wanindu Hasaranga At A Bargain Of INR 1.5 Crore

image-lqc3lspeWanindu Hasaranga was released by RCB ahead of IPL 2024 auction (Twitter)

In a stunning move during the IPL 2024 auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad secured the services of the Sri Lankan spinning sensation, Wanindu Hasaranga, for a mere INR 1.5 crore - his base price. This strategic buy marks a significant coup for the Hyderabad-based franchise, especially considering Hasaranga's impressive track record in the Indian Premier League.

SRH strikes gold with Hasaranga at IPL 2024 auction

Hasaranga, a former Royal Challengers Bangalore star, has been a formidable force in the IPL. With 26 matches under his belt, he has an impressive haul of 35 wickets at an average of 21.37 and an economy rate of 8.13. His skills were particularly evident in IPL 2022, where he claimed 26 wickets in 16 matches. His outstanding performance put him in the running for the coveted purple cap, though he eventually conceded it to Yuzvendra Chahal.

Beyond his bowling exploits, Hasaranga has also demonstrated remarkable all-round capabilities. His recent performances in the Lankan Premier League are proof to this, where he emerged as both the top scorer and leading wicket-taker. He notched up 279 runs with an explosive strike rate of 189.79 and bagged 19 wickets.

Meanwhile, the Sunrisers Hyderabad didn't stop there. They further bolstered their squad by acquiring Australian opener Travis Head for a hefty INR 6.80 crore. Head, known for his aggressive batting style, is expected to add substantial firepower to the team's batting lineup.

The auction was a clear indicator of Sunrisers Hyderabad's strategy and ambition for the upcoming season. By securing Hasaranga at his base price without facing competition from other teams, they have potentially landed one of the biggest bargains of the auction.