Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando is a Sri Lankan cricketer who was born on 5 April 1998 at Wadduwa in Sri Lanka. He is a right-handed batsman and a right arm medium fast bowler. However, his primary role in his team is that of an opening batsman. Although, at times he can be useful as a fast bowler as well.
He made his T20 debut for the Colombo Colts Cricket Club on 24 February 2018 in the 2017-18 season of SLC T20 Tournament. In that match against Sri Lanka Air Force Avishka Fernando scored 74 runs off just 33 balls which resulted in the victory of Colombo Colts Cricket Club by 40 runs.
He made his T20I debut against South Africa on 19 March 2019 at Cape Town. He could not perform well in that match and scored only 16 runs off 15 balls which resulted in a tied match. Later on, South Africa won the Super Over.
Avishka Fernando’s ODI debut came on 31 August 2016 against Australia at Dambulla. In this match as well, he failed to perform and went back to the pavilion for a duck. The match was won by Australia by 6 wickets.
Avishka Fernando’s international career has not been so spectacular so far and he has failed to showcase his skills in the matches as of now. In the 5 ODI matches he has played so far, he has only scored 71 runs at an average of 14.20. Also, in the 3 T20Is played so far, Avishka has only scored 17 runs, out of which 16 runs have come from his debut match. His average in T20Is is 5.66, which is very poor by all standards.
Avishka Fernando holds the record for being the leading scorer in the Youth ODI History of Sri Lanka. He has scored 1379 runs in 39 matches with 4 centuries and 4 half centuries. He is also the player with the most number of centuries in Youth Cricket, that is 4.
In First Class Cricket, he has scored 954 runs in 16 matches at an average of 35.33. He has also scored 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries as well.
In List A cricket, he has scored 1115 runs in 28 matches with 4 centuries and 5 half centuries. His average in these matches is 46.45.