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Sachith Pathirana

Sachith Shanaka Pathirana, or commonly Sachith Pathirana (born 21 March 1989), is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays for the national team and domestically in first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches.[1] He is a former student of Trinity College, Kandy.

Youth and domestic career

Pathirana is the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in U19 ODIs with a total of 64 wickets in 23 matches.[2]

In March 2018, he was named in Kandy's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.[3][4] The following month, he was also named in Kandy's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament.[5]

In August 2018, he was named in Kandy's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League.[6] He was the leading wicket-taker for Badureliya Sports Club in the 2018–19 Premier League Tournament, with 24 dismissals in nine matches.[7]

International career

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Sri Lanka against Pakistan on 15 July 2015. He took 2 wickets for 54 runs. Together with Dinesh Chandimal, they put on a 50-run partnership, which helped Sri Lanka to win the match. Pathirana scored 33 runs in his first match.[8]

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Sri Lanka against Australia on 6 September 2016.[9]

Pathirana scored his maiden ODI fifty on 10 February 2017 against South Africa at Centurion. However, his score was not enough for the team's victory and Sri Lanka lost the match by 88 runs and also the series 5–0.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Sachith Pathirana". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Cricket: Mixed opinions on Provincial tournament". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "All you need to know about the SL Super Provincial Tournament". Daily Sports. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ "SLC Super Provincial 50 over tournament squads and fixtures". The Papare. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Premier League Tournament Tier A, 2018/19 - Badureliya Sports Club: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 15, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 5th ODI: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Feb 10, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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