Pathum Nissanka hometown, family, religion, girlfriend, height, net worth and biography

Pathum Nissanka is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He is a talented right-handed batsman known for his elegant stroke play and solid technique. He is the current opening batsman of Sri Lanka cricket team and recently he scored an explosive ODI double century against Afghanistan and became the first and only Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in One Day Internationals.

Pathum Nissanka Bio। profile

Full NamePathum Nissanka
Role Batsman
NationalitySri Lankan
Date of birth18 May 1998
Age25 years
Birth place(hometown)Galle, Sri Lanka
Domestic teamsBadureliya Sports Club,
Colombo Stars, Kandy Falcons, Rangpur Riders, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Colombo Strikers
Batting styleRight hand
Bowling styleRight hand
Jersey number18
Test debut21 March 2021 against West Indies
ODI debut10 March 2021 against West Indies
T20i debut3 March 2021 against West Indies
Father nameSunil Silva
Mother nameGeethika Silva
Sister…update soon
Brother …update soon
girlfriendEsha Kumarasighe (married her)
wifeEsha Kumarasinghe
Educational Qualification Graduation
SchoolKalutara Vidyalaya, Kalutara
CollegeIsipathana College, Colombo
Height5 feet 9 inch
Weight 67 Kg
Other Infos
Net worthAround 200K USD(6.25 Crore Sri Lankan rupees)
Salary…update soon
Instagram account Click here

Pathum Nissanka early life

Pathum Nissanka was born on 18 May 1998 in Galle, Sri Lanka. He was from a very poor family, His father Sunil Silva used to work as a ground boy in a factory who got very little salary, his mother Geethika Silva used to pick flowers and sell them around the temples. Despite being from such a poor background, he achieved great heights in cricket and secured his place in the Sri Lankan cricket team through his hard work, dedication and consistent performance.

He was very fond of playing cricket since childhood, due to poverty it was very difficult for him to progress in cricket and develop his talent. However, through his government school Kalutara Vidyalaya, he started honing his skills and he soon attracted attention with some amazing and eye catching performances, including an unbeaten double century of 205 runs in 190 balls against President College, Colombo.

Nissanka’s domestic debut in 2017 marked the official start of his cricketing career. He played for Hambantota District and impressed everyone with his consistent performances.

Pathum Nissanka senior International debut and cricket career

Pathum Nissanka’s consistent performances in domestic cricket caught the attention of the national selectors. In March 2021, his dream came true when he made his international debut for Sri Lanka and marked the occasion with a Test century. Since then, he has cemented his place as the team’s permanent opening batsman across all the formats.

Nissanka was part of the 2022 Asia Cup winning Sri Lankan team. He had a big role in making Sri Lanka win the Asia Cup. He was the fifth top run-scorer of the tournament and the player with the second highest number of half-centuries in the tournament.

Nissanka also played a tremendous role in the ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023 for Sri Lanka. he made 417 runs at an average of 69.50, which included two centuries and two half-centuries and he was the second-highest run-getter in the World Cup Qualifier.

He also showed his talent in the World Cup 2023 and performed brilliantly, he left his mark by scoring four consecutive half centuries.

Recently on 9th February 2024, Nissanka etched his name in history with a record-breaking double century against Afghanistan and became the first and only Sri Lankan cricketer to score a double century in One Day Internationals. In this innings, he scored unbeaten 210 runs at an strike rate of 151.08 with the help of 20 fours and 8 sixes in 139 balls.

Marriage life

Pathum Nissanka’s wife name is Esha Kumarsighe, after years of dating her he married her in November 2022.

Esha Kumarsinghe Instagram – click here

FAQs on Pathum Nissanka

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Geethika Silva

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Sunil Silva

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