Full Name

Muthuthanthrige Vishwa Thilina Fernando

Born

September 18, 1991, Colombo

Age

31y 73d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 10in

Education

St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa

RELATIONS

MNK Fernando

(brother)

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.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test172726641646435/1018/13338.273.7061.9310
ODI8829733751/351/3567.406.8059.4000
T20I1112160---8.00-000
FC901461176374172365/359/14531.423.7849.81190
List A464418161718573/43/430.145.6731.8000
T201919273364162/42/422.758.0017.0000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test17251285386.5334924.35009030
ODI886307*15.006149.18003000
T20I110222.002100.00000000
FC9010846576419.29160935.7900699260
List A46282010218*12.7530233.77009080
T2019401172.751764.70001010
Muthuthanthrige Vishwa Thilina Fernando
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Col CC vs Tamil Union0*4/10217-Nov-2022Colombo (SSC)FC
Col CC vs Burgher180/15 & 0/630-Sep-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Col CC vs Colts4*5/36 & 3/5409-Sep-2022Colombo (Colts)FC
Col CC vs Lankan CC--1/15 & 3/3004-Sep-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Col CC vs KTC--0/18 & 5/7026-Aug-2022Colombo (CCC)FC
Photos
Vishwa Fernando shared a crucial stand with Angelo Mathews for the ninth wicket
Rohit Sharma fist-bumps Vishwa Fernando after pulling out at the last moment
Vishwa Fernando sent back Jayant Yadav after lunch
Sri Lanka get together after Vishwa Fernando bowls Hanuma Vihari
Vishwa Fernando appeals
Sri Lanka players celebrate after Vishwa Fernando dismissed Liton Das