Matches (21)
ZIM v WI (1)
ILT20 (3)
SA20 (3)
BPL 2023 (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
BBL (1)
Super Smash (1)

Full Name

Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando

Born

April 05, 1998, Wadduwa

Age

24y 304d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Education

St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa

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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI2929099012734.13107791.923510016140
T20I333123373711.6235894.130026770
FC24422119422329.85166871.582516017200
List A64623247913942.01260995.0181126450280
T2094917221410026.351692130.85116192102270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI29------------
T20I33------------
FC241600---null-000
List A64------------
T2094------------
Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando
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Photos
Avishka Fernando was solid in the chase
Avishka Fernando struggled to score quickly, hitting 32 in 31 balls
Avishka Fernando raises his bat after scoring a half-century
Avishka Fernando celebrates his hundred
Avishka Fernando drives on the off side
Avishka Fernando plays towards midwicket in the warm-up game against PNG