Full name Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando
Born April 5, 1998, Wadduwa
Current age 19 years 327 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa
|Only ODI||Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla, Aug 31, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Sri Lanka A v West Indies A at Pallekele, Oct 11-14, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nondescripts Cricket Club v Colts Cricket Club at Galle, Feb 15-17, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Dambulla, Aug 31, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||Pakistan Under-23s v Sri Lanka Under-23s at Chittagong, Apr 3, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Colts Cricket Club v Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club at Panagoda, Feb 24, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Colts Cricket Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (Police), Feb 25, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5||Colts||v Galle CC||Colombo (Police)||25 Feb 2018||T20|
|74||Colts||v SL Air SC||Panagoda||24 Feb 2018||T20|
|16, 23||Colts||v Nondescripts||Galle||15 Feb 2018||FC|
|72, 26||Colts||v Saracens||Colombo (Colts)||12 Jan 2018||FC|
|28, 1*||Colts||v Moors||Colombo (Moors)||7 Jan 2018||FC|
|32, 21||Colts||v Sinhalese||Colombo (Colts)||2 Jan 2018||FC|
|2, 3||Colts||v Col CC||Colombo (CCC)||22 Dec 2017||FC|
|30, 6||Colts||v Ragama||Colombo (Colts)||15 Dec 2017||FC|
|17||SL U-23s||v Pak U-23s||Chittagong||3 Apr 2017||LA|
|27||Kegalle||v Puttalam||Colombo (Colts)||22 Mar 2017||LA|
A bruising right-hander - though not without aptitude for deft touch - Avishka Fernando turned heads while representing St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa, before making good on his promise at the national Under-19 level.
Fernando was making hundreds for his school's first XI before he was 14-years-old, and went on to become one of the school system's most prolific batsmen, hitting more than 1000 runs in the 2015 season. He was eventually picked for Sri Lanka's age-group teams, and made a hundred in his second Youth ODI innings, hitting 127 from 103 balls against visiting Australia Under 19s, in 2014.
It was after his bumper school season that Fernando really blossomed at the Under-19 level. He hit 95 from 96 balls in Sri Lanka's victory over England in the quarter-final of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, and later in the year would hit two consecutive hundreds against the same opposition, this time in a bilateral series in England.
Those innings, which came in an unprecedented series whitewash for Sri Lanka Under-19s, earned Fernando a call-up to the national ODI team for the series against Australia, despite his not having played any List A or first-class cricket.
Andrew Fidel Fernando