Full name Sachith Shanaka Pathirana
Born March 21, 1989, Kandy
Current age 28 years 4 days
Major teams Colombo Cricket Club, Combined Provinces, Kandurata, Kandy Youth Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Southern Express, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 5 ft 9 in
Education Trinity College, Kandy
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 15, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Nov 21-23, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Moors Sports Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Jan 6-8, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Nov 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kandurata v Ruhuna at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||SL Pres. XI||v Bangladesh||Colombo (CCC)||22 Mar 2017||Other OD|
|0/43, 56||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Centurion||10 Feb 2017||ODI # 3834|
|2/55, 1||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Cape Town||7 Feb 2017||ODI # 3833|
|18, 0/35||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Johannesburg||4 Feb 2017||ODI # 3831|
|1/19, 26||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Durban||1 Feb 2017||ODI # 3830|
|4, 3/91, 24, 1/29||Col CC||v Moors||Colombo (Moors)||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|0/55||Col CC||v Ragama||Kaluthara||28 Dec 2016||FC|
|3/37, 5, 4/86||Col CC||v Colts||Colombo (Colts)||15 Dec 2016||FC|
|54, 3/70, 9, 5/78||Col CC||v SL Army||Colombo (CCC)||9 Dec 2016||FC|
|59, 2/45, 33, 1/13||Col CC||v Saracens||Colombo (CCC)||2 Dec 2016||FC|
An allrounder who bowls slow left-arm, Sachith Pathirana's rise to the national side has been long-awaited, since his promising time in the Under-19 team. Pathirana captained Sri Lanka's U-19 side at the age of 17 in a one-day tri-series against England and Malaysia, and a year later, made a major impact in the 2008 U-19 World Cup, hitting 231 runs and taking 10 wickets.
Having come through Trinity College in Kandy, Pathirana began his senior career at Colombo Cricket Club, before moving to Ragama Cricket Club, and eventually Chilaw Marians in 2012, for whom he had been a talisman. His strong first-class performances in the 2012-13 season did not escape the national selectors' attention, and he was named in the squad for Sri Lanka's home ODI series against Bangladesh, but Pathirana did not manage to nail down a place in the national squad.
With spin-bowling allrounders the likes of Chaturanga de Silva, Seekkuge Prasanna and Milinda Siriwardana also in the national fray, Pathirana competes in a crowded field.
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