Full Name:Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando
Age (as of 2019):21 years old
Date of Birth:5 April 1998
Birthplace:Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 ft 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight:68 Kg (149 lbs)
Avishka Fernando is an uprising Sri Lankan cricketer, who presently plays restricted over internationals for Sri Lankan domestic team. He plays for Colts Cricket Academy in national cricket, and he made his first international debut for Sri Lanka cricket squad in the year 2016. He is an earlier student of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa.
Avishka Fernando has a history for scoring maximum number of runs in Youth One Day International history for Sri Lanka. He also has a record for hitting the maximum number of centuries for Sri Lankan Youth One Day International history. He was also the prominent part of Sri Lankan squad which won ACC Emergent teams 2017 Asia Cup by way of beating Pakistani team by five wickets. Avishka Fernando made his T20 debut for Colts Cricket Academy in SLC Twenty20 Tournament 2017–2018 on February 24, 2018. In April 2018, Avishka was elected in Kandy’s squad for Super Provincial ODI Tournament 2018. In August 2018, Fernando was nominated in Colombo’s squad for SLC T20 League 2018. In the year 2019, he was elected in Colombo’s squad for Super Provincial ODI Tournament 2019.
Avishka Fernando hit 95 runs out of 96 balls in Sri Lanka’s success against England in quarter-final of Under-19 World Cup 2016, and afterwards in the same year would score two consecutive centuries opposite England, this time in a consensual cricket series in England. Sri Lanka conquered England U-19s for the very first time in England.
In the year 2018, Avishka Fernando was elected in Sri Lanka squad for ACC Emergent Teams Asia Cup 2018. He made his International T20 debut for against South African team on March 19, 2019. In the month of April, Avishka Fernando was elected in Sri Lankan squad for Cricket World Cup 2019. He appeared as the maiden partner for Dimuth Karunaratne in One Day International series opposite Scotland prior World Cup. In second One Day International, Avishka scored his first ODI fifty. Sri Lankan team won this match by 35 runs. In his first appearance in World Cup, he scored 49 opposite England. His shot play against Jofra Archer with 24 out of 15 balls was defined by former Sri Lankan cricketer named Kumar Sangakkara as, “This boy is got timing!” on commentary. Sri Lankan team won this match by 20 runs to endure 4th successive World Cup victory over England.
Facts You Never Knew About Avishka Fernando!
- Is Avishka Fernando addicted to smoking? : Not Known
- Is Avishka Fernando alcoholic? : Yes
- In 2014, Avishka made it to U19 Sri Lanka squad. A right-handed batter, Fernando bats in maiden slot and is recognized for being a solid hitter.
- It was his second match, opposite U19 Australia, that he recorded a gallant 127 out of 103 balls opposite a visiting Australian side.
- Avishka Fernando shot to utmost fame all through his persistent knock opposite U19 England in 2016 ICC U19 World Cup held in Bangladesh.
- On account of his recklessness for U19 Sri Lanka opposite U19 England, he got a surprise call to domestic side for One Day International series opposite Australia.
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Profession: Cricket Player
Family & Relatives
Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Marital Status: N/A
Wife/Girlfriend: Not Known
Children: Not Known