Full name Muthuthanthrige Vishwa Thilina Fernando
Born September 18, 1991, Colombo
Current age 23 years 348 days
Major teams Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Moratuwa Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 10 in
Education St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa
|First-class debut||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club at Colombo (Bloomfield), Jan 18-20, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka A v Pakistan A at Pallekele, May 13-16, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sri Lanka Army Sports Club v Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club at Panagoda, Dec 9, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (SSC), Nov 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Panadura Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Mar 28, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club v Nondescripts Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Apr 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/45, 2/17||SL Pres. XI||v Indians||Colombo (RPS)||6 Aug 2015||Other|
|1/43, 4, 0/43||SL Pres. XI||v Pakistanis||Colombo (Colts)||11 Jun 2015||Other|
|1, 1/40||Sri Lanka A||v Pakistan A||Pallekele||13 May 2015||FC|
|1/59||Sri Lanka A||v Pakistan A||Colombo (RPS)||6 May 2015||FC|
|0/33||Bloomfield||v Nondescripts||Colombo (Colts)||5 Apr 2015||T20|
|1/30||Bloomfield||v Colts||Panagoda||4 Apr 2015||T20|
|1/38||Bloomfield||v SLPACC||Colombo (CCC)||1 Apr 2015||T20|
|3, 1/58, 0||Bloomfield||v SL Army||Colombo (Moors)||26 Mar 2015||FC|
|3/64, 1, 2/22||Bloomfield||v Col CC||Colombo (PSS)||19 Mar 2015||FC|
|5/94, 4, 0/15||Bloomfield||v Moors||Colombo (Colts)||12 Mar 2015||FC|
A left-arm quick from Moratuwa, Vishwa Fernando has been earmarked for national duty, thanks largely to the skiddy pace he generates from a whippy action. Having made his first-class debut in 2012, Fernando showed early potential, claiming 26 wickets in his maiden season.
Fernando's bowling, though, was always thought to be better than his figures suggest. His first foray into the national squad was based on little more than a selector's hunch, and a desire to blood left-arm quicks, who are in short supply in Sri Lanka's domestic cricket. Fernando was named in in Sri Lanka's Test squad to the UAE in 2014, before also traveling to Bangladesh with the side soon after. He did not make an international debut, however, and returned home to play out a modest series against the visiting England A side.
He would get another break in 2015, when he was named in Sri Lanka's Test squad for the series against India, in August. This time, his selection was backed by wickets. Fernando had been the most penetrative quick in the 2014-15 Premier League Tournament, having claimed 40 scalps at an average of 21.97.
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