Avishka Fernando (අවිශ්ක ප්රනාන්දු); is a right-hand opening batsman with right-arm medium-fast bowling. He is commonly known as Ava for his nickname. Avishka has represented his national side Sri Lanka Cricket Team in ODI and T20I. Avishka Fernando became part of the Sri Lanka Team Squad for the 2017 ACC Emerging Teams. In the Asia Cup when Sri Lanka became champions against runner up Pakistan, tournament hosted by Bangladesh.
Fernando played U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup 2016 for his national side. He scored two consecutive centuries against the same opposition England. He made his debut against Australia and dismissed for a duck after facing just deliveries on August 31, 2016, at Dambulla Cricket Stadium. Fernando made him the leading runs scorer for Sri Lanka with 1379 runs and most number of centuries in Youth ODI history.
Avishka is the top-order batsman who is yet to make his debut in Test cricket. He played 18 ODIs, 18 Twenty20I with his batting averages of 36.27 and 13.92 respectively. Fernando scored two centuries and three half-centuries with the highest individual innings of 127 in ODI’s. He just completed his 1000 runs in first-class cricket and has 45.86 batting averages in List A cricket.
He made his debut in the domestic T20 Cup 2017–18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament for Colts Cricket Club on February 24, 2018. Fernando became part of the Colombo squad in the Sri Lankan Premier League T20 tournament in August 2018. He has decent records in the T20 cricket format and hoping to make his debut in the top 5 cricket leagues in the world. Fernando has great batting hands with plenty of skilful shot selections.
Avishka Fernando Career Stats
Avishka Fernando Profile
|Full Name||Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando|
|Date of Birth||5 April 1998 Wadduwa, Sri Lanka|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Playing Roll||Opening Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|ODI Debut||31 August 2016 v Australia (cap 175)|
|T20 Debut||19 March 2019 v South Africa (cap 79)|
|Major Teams||Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka Under-19s|