Asia Cup 2022: Vanindu Hasaranga Man of the Tournament
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Vanindu Hasaranga was adjudged (Asia Cup 2022: Vanindu Hasaranga Man of the Tournament) Man of the Match for his brilliant all-round performance in the Asia Cup 2022. He was also a big contender for Man of the Match in the final.
Two players played the most important role in Sri Lanka’s title win in the Asia Cup 2022 final. The first player is Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who scored an unbeaten innings of 71 runs in 45 balls, and the second is Vanindu Hasaranga, who turned the match in both innings on the strength of his all-round performance. Please read: Kuldeep Yadav Biography
Vanindu performed brilliantly in the second consecutive match against Pakistan. Hasranga’s role was very important in defeating Pakistan in the last match of the Super Four played in Dubai on Friday. He first took 3 wickets for 21 runs in (Asia Cup 2022: Vanindu Hasaranga Man of the Tournament) the bowling and then chased the target of 122 runs for victory by playing an unbeaten innings of 10 runs in 3 balls and gave the team a 5 wicket win. After this he was selected as Man of the Match. Please read: Biography of Indian cricketer Surya Kumar Yadav
Two days later, Vanindu continued his form in Pakistan’s Asia Cup title match. This time he made a splash with the first bat and scored 36 runs in 21 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six.
After this, he once again showed his brilliance in bowling and secured the victory of Sri Lanka by getting the important wickets of Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah in a single over. Hasaranga took 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. He was also a big contender to be the man of the match, but Rajapaksa took the win.
In terms of getting the most wickets, he was on the second position
Although he was not selected as the man of the match in the final, but the player of the series award went to him. Hasaranga made a big impact in the tournament with his batting, bowling and fielding.
In this way, he was chosen Man of the Series. Vanindu bowled in 6 innings of 6 matches in the tournament and took a total of 9 wickets with an average of 18.88, an economy of 7.39 and a strike rate of 15.3. In the list of players who took the most wickets in the tournament, he was second after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (11).
Scored runs at a strike rate of 150 in batting
Hasaranga’s performance in batting was also excellent. He played many short but important innings for the team in the last overs. He scored a total of 66 runs with an average of 22 and a strike rate of 150 while remaining unbeaten twice in five innings of 6 matches. His knock of 36 runs was his tournament best which he played in the final.
Bowling is preferred against Pakistan
Vanindu Hasaranga loves bowling against Pakistan. Hasaranga has taken a total of 14 wickets with an economy rate of 6.4 in 5 matches played against Pakistan so far. He continued his old form against Pakistan on Sunday and took three wickets for the second time in a row.
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