18 Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka cricket player

Pathum Nissanka is a young opening batter of Sri Lanka who has shown potential in almost every game format. He has a compact technique that allows him to survive in a longer format. He can be regarded as a long-term solution for the opening woes of Sri Lanka.

Pathum Nissanka’s Bio

Full Name Pathum Nissanka
Nick Name Pathum
Place of Birth Galle Sri-Lanka
Date of Birth 18-May-1998
Age 25 Years
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style N/A
Role in team Opening Batter
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Hometown Galle Sri-Lanka
Religion Buddhism

Pathum Nissanka’s Net Worth

Salary $ 62,750 approx.
Net Worth $1 – $ 5 million Approx.

Physical Stats

Height 1.80 m
Weight 75 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Chest Not Known
Biceps Not Known
Waist 32 Inches


Father Name Sunil Silva
Mother Name Geethika
Marital Status Single
Wife None
Girlfriend None
Son None
Daughter None
Siblings None

Teams Pathum Nissanka Played for

Sri-Lanka Sri-Lanka U-19 Nondescripts Cricket Club
Sri-Lanka U-23 Sri-Lanka A Colombo Stars
Kandy Badureliya Sports Club SBP XI
Kandy Warriors


Favorite Color Black, Red, and White
Favorite Food Cold Coffee, Fruit Juices, and Ice Cream
Favorite Actors Hemal Ranasinghe
Favorite Singers Rolex Rasathy
Favorite Actress Jacqueline Fernandez
Holiday Destinations Colombo, Sigiriya, and London
Hobbies Movies, Shopping, and Playing cricket
T20I Cap Number 86
ODI Cap Number 194
Test Cap Number 155
Languages he spoke Tamil and Sinhala


He graduated from Isipathana College.


Early Years and Domestic Cricket

In 1998, Pathum Nissanka was born in Galle. His father, Sunil Silva, was a ground boy who earned a low income. The mother of Pathum sold flowers near the Kalutara temple. Early in his life, he was raised by a low-income family. At Kalutara Vidyalaya, he began his cricket career.

He scored an unbeaten double century (205) off 190 balls against President’s College, Rajagiriya at Colts Ground, and Colombo in the School Cricket Championship.

In the 2016–17 Districts One Day Tournament, he made his List-A debut for Hambantota District on March 17, 2017. In the 2017–18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament, he made his Twenty20 debut for Badureliya Sports Club on February 24, 2018.

His name was included in Kandy’s squad for the March 2017-18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. He was also included in Kandy’s squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament the following month.

He was selected to play for Kandy in the 2019 Super Provincial One-Day Tournament. In August 2021, he was chosen to play for the SLC Greens in the SLC Invitational T20 League.

The players’ draft for the 2021 Lanka Premier League selected him in November 2021 as a player for the Colombo Stars. The Kandy Falcons signed him in July 2022 as an official for the 2022 Lanka Premier League.

International Cricket

Sri Lanka A selected him for the first-class series against Ireland A in January 2019, in which he scored 258 runs in two matches. He scored his 1,000th run against Colombo Cricket Club in February 2019 in the 2018–19 Premier League Tournament. With 1,088 runs in seven games, he finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for Nondescripts Cricket Club.

He was named to Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh in November 2019. After that, he was named to Sri Lanka’s team for the South Asian Games men’s cricket tournament. Sri Lanka won the silver medal after losing seven wickets to Bangladesh in the final.

Nissanka was included in Sri Lanka’s limited-overs team for their series against the West Indies in February 2021. On March 3, 2021, he made his Sri Lanka T20I debut against the West Indies. Nissanka was included in Sri Lanka’s Test team three days later for their series against the WI. On March 10, 2021, against the WI, he played in his first ODI match for Sri Lanka.

On March 10, 2021, he played in his first One Day International (ODI) for Sri Lanka against the West Indies. On March 21, 2021, against the West Indies, he played in his first Sri Lankan Test. He made 103 runs in the game’s second innings to become the fourth batter for Sri Lanka to record a century in his Test cricket debut. Additionally, it was a Sri Lankan batsman’s debut century away from home.  

On October 1, 2021, he was added to Sri Lanka’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. During the World Cup, Nissanka scored 221 runs in eight matches, including three half-centuries.

Against Zimbabwe on January 16, 2022, Nissanka notched his first ODI half-century. In three games, he scored 146 runs, including two half-centuries. Nissanka was selected as the Player of the Series due to his performance.

In June 2022, in the third match against Australia, Nissanka scored his first century in an ODI match, with 137 runs, as Sri Lanka beat Australia by six wickets. During the Test series against Australia, Nissanka contracted COVID-19 and was ruled out.


He was given a chance in the T20I format in 2021 against West Indies at Coolidge Cricket Ground. In his young T20I career, he has played 23 T20I matches and scored 628 runs at an average of 28.5 and a strike rate of 115.65. He was part of Sri Lanka’s cricket team for the T20I World Cup 2021.


He got his chance to play ODI cricket vs. West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in 2021. He has been allowed to represent Sri Lanka in 17 matches until now, and he has managed to score 454 runs at an average of 26.71 and with a strike rate of 78.68. He also has one hundred in his short career. He is more of an innings builder rather than an attacker.


He played his first Test match on the same tour against West Indies in 2021 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. In the 15 innings of the nine games he has played for Sri Lanka, he compiled 537 runs at an average of 38.36. He also has one century to his name.

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