Prabath Nissanka

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Prabath Nissanka
ප්‍රභාත් නිස්සන්ක
Personal information
Full nameRatnayake Arachchige Prabath Nissanka
Born (1980-10-25) 25 October 1980 (age 38)
Ambalantota, Sri Lanka
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowler, Coach
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 95)25 April 2003 v New Zealand
Last Test27 June 2003 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 109)27 October 2001 v Pakistan
Last ODI8 June 2003 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 4 23
Runs scored 18 53
Batting average 6.00 6.62
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 12* 11
Balls bowled 587 997
Wickets 10 27
Bowling average 36.60 31.74
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/64 4/12
Catches/stumpings -/- 3/-
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2017

Jayawardane Ratnayake Arachchige Prabath Nissanka (born October 25, 1980 in Ambalantota), or Prabath Nissanka, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Domestic career[edit]

He had an impressive debut in Sharjah in October 2001, picking up two wickets in the process. Nissanka also played List A cricket between 1998 and 2003, he is a member of the MRF Foundation for pace bowlers.

International career[edit]

In Nissanka's last match, he took 5/64 against West Indies. Nissanka is prone to suffering from various ailments on his knees and had to undergo surgery after his last match. Doctors have said that the probability of him playing competitive cricket ever in his life again is minimum.

After cricket[edit]

After playing competitive cricket, he was the strength and conditioning coach for the under-19 Sri Lankan National Team, he qualified as a level 3 high performance coach and became the assistant national bowling coach for Sri Lanka Cricket. He resigned from Sri Lanka Cricket in 2013 and moved to Australia to complete Level 3 and 4 in fitness, he is currently working as a cricket coach and a personal fitness trainer.