Full Name

Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando

Born

April 05, 1998, Wadduwa

Age

23y 204d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Opening batter

Education

St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa

TEAMS

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
ODI2626096412737.07104492.3335951690
T20I262523053713.2632095.310024660
FC22392117922331.86164071.892515817190
List A59573238313944.12250095.3281024850230
T2067655153192*25.511178129.9601112776190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI26------------
T20I26------------
FC221600----000
List A59------------
T2067------------
Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando
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Photos


Avishka Fernando drives on the off side
Avishka Fernando plays towards midwicket in the warm-up game against PNG
Avishka Fernando fell short to a direct hit from Anrich Nortje
Avishka Fernando pulls the ball into the leg side
Avishka Fernando celebrates his century with Charith Asalanka
Avishka Fernando exults after bringing up his century