Full name Sachith Shanaka Pathirana
Born March 21, 1989, Kandy
Current age 26 years 132 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||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Nov 21-23, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Colts Cricket Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Mar 20-22, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Colombo Cricket Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (CCC), Nov 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kandurata v Ruhuna at Colombo (Colts), Apr 17, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Colts Cricket Club v Sinhalese Sports Club at Colombo (SSC), Apr 9, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|14, 0/81||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Colombo (RPS)||22 Jul 2015||ODI # 3671|
|1/49, 19||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Colombo (RPS)||19 Jul 2015||ODI # 3670|
|2/70, 33||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Pallekele||15 Jul 2015||ODI # 3669|
|25||Colts||v Sinhalese||Colombo (SSC)||9 Apr 2015||T20|
|3/29, 6*||Colts||v SLPACC||Colombo (Bloomfield)||8 Apr 2015||T20|
|-||Colts||v Nondescripts||Colombo (NCC)||7 Apr 2015||T20|
|2/31, 20*||Colts||v Chilaw||Colombo (SSC)||5 Apr 2015||T20|
|1/17||Colts||v Bloomfield||Panagoda||4 Apr 2015||T20|
|19*, 1/12||Colts||v SL Air SC||Colombo (Colts)||2 Apr 2015||T20|
|2/25, 12*||Colts||v Moors||Colombo (CCC)||1 Apr 2015||T20|
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 youth 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. He has been a talisman for his latest club in the 2012-13 season and his strong first-class performances did not escape the national selectors' attention, and he was named in the squad for Sri Lanka's home ODI series against Bangladesh.
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