Who is SRH and Sri Lanka cricketer Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, biography, age, height, IPL salary and stats

Who is SRH and Sri Lanka cricketer Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, biography, age, height, IPL salary and stats

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth is a Sri Lankan professional bowler who recently joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, find out more about him below along with his biography

SRH acquired the all-rounder on Tuesday, April 9 after Wanindu Hasaranga got ruled out of IPL 2024 due to a heel injury.

Who is SRH and Sri Lanka cricketer Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, biography, age, height, IPL salary and bowling stats

Following the new decision, SRH announced the following on their official handle ‘X’ ahead of their clash against Punjab Kings:

Wanindu Hasaranga will be unavailable for the season due to injury. We would like to wish him a speedy recovery. Sri Lankan spinner Vijayakanth Viyaskanth has joined the squad as his replacement for the rest of #IPL2024. Welcome, Viyaskanth.”

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Vijayakanth Viyaskanth bio

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who was born on December 5, 2001. The Sunrisers Hyderabad recently acquired him for ₹50 lakhs to play for the remainder of the IPL 20024 S17. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth primarily plays as a leg-spinner.

Age and height

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth is currently just 22 years old, and stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches.

Career and stats

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth has so played in 33 T20s and managed to picked up 42 wickets across those games. He played in only five List A cricket matches so far, where he managed to take two wickets. Viyaskanth has played six games in First-Class (FC) cricket, and scored 16 wickets. The 22-year-old made his international debut for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan just last year in October 2023 at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

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He is still yet to play any other international matches. Notably, the upcoming youngster also played for the Mumbai Indians Emirates in the International League T20. He has also notably played in the Lanka Premier League for the Jaffna Kings. Viyaskanth also played for the Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 updated squad

Given below is the updates squad for SRH in the IPL 2024:

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Pat Cummins(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Nitish Reddy, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, T Anmolpreet Singh, Akash Maharaj Singh, Natarajan, Travis Head, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Upendra Yadav, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Sanvir Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, and Vijayakanth Viyaskanth.

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