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Avishka Fernando Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Avishka Fernando Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth April 5, 1998
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Avishka Fernando is a Sri Lankan professional cricketer who has represented his country in both the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as an opening batsman. In the Sri Lankan domestic circuit, he has played for Colts Cricket Club (2018–Present) across all 3 formats. A hard-hitting top-order batsman, he has turned out for franchise-based T20 clubs like Chittagong Vikings (2019-Present) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) and Jaffna Stallions (2020) in the LPL (Lankan Premier League).

Born Name

Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando

Nick Name

Ava

Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2020
Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2020 (Avishka Fernando / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Wadduwa, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

 

Education

Avishka had attended St. Sebastian’s College, a Catholic institution in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Avishka Fernando / Instagram)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium Fast

Role

Opening Batsman

Jersey Number

28 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019
Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019 (Avishka Fernando / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Sri Lankan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a thin beard

Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Avishka Fernando as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Avishka Fernando / Instagram)

Avishka Fernando Facts

  1. As of July 2021, Avishka holds the record for scoring the most number of runs (1,379) and the most number of hundreds (4) for Sri Lanka in Youth ODIs. He was also a member of the Sri Lankan team that had won the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup title in 2017.
  2. In Sri Lanka’s quarter-final encounter against England, in the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup, he had scored a cracking knock of 95 runs to help his team chase down a target of 184 runs. His team lost the semi-final to India and had finished the tournament in a creditable 4th place. Later that year, he had scored 2 centuries in a row against England in a bilateral under-19 series as the Sri Lankan team managed a whitewash of England for the first time, in England.
  3. He had made his ODI debut in August 2016, as an 18-year-old, in a match against Australia. There was some criticism on this decision in Sri Lanka as he had not yet played a domestic match in Sri Lanka in any of the 3 formats. The inexperience was there to see as he was dismissed for a 2-ball duck in that match.
  4. In his very first ICC Cricket World Cup appearance, in 2019, he had scored a sublime knock of 49 runs against tournament-favorites England. His contribution turned out to be critical as Sri Lanka managed to hand the hosts a shock 20-run defeat. This was Sri Lanka’s 4th successive World Cup win against England. Later in the tournament, in a match against the West Indies, he had scored his maiden ODI hundred and was named the ‘Player of the Match’.
  5. Later that year, he had scored 82 runs off 75 balls in an ODI match against Bangladesh. His contribution had helped Sri Lanka win the series by a margin of 2-0. This was their first series win on home soil in 44 months.
  6. In February 2020, in an ODI match against the West Indies, he and Kusal Mendis had stitched together a mammoth partnership of 239 runs for the 3rd wicket. This was the then highest 3rd-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Featured Image by Avishka Fernando / Instagram

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