Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando (born 5 April 1998), commonly as Avishka Fernando, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who currently plays limited over internationals for Sri Lanka national team. He plays for Colts Cricket Club in domestic cricket, and he made his international debut for the Sri Lanka cricket team in August 2016. He had his education in St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa.
Youth and domestic career
Avishka Fernando has the record for scoring the most runs in Youth ODI history for Sri Lanka (1379 runs). He too has the record for scoring the most centuries for Sri Lanka in Youth ODI history.
He was also the part of the Sri Lankan team which won the ACC Emerging teams asia cup 2017 by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets.
He made his Twenty20 debut for Colts Cricket Club in the 2017–18 SLC Twenty20 Tournament on 24 February 2018.
In April 2018, he was named in Kandy’s squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In August 2018, he was named in Colombo’s squad the 2018 SLC T20 League. In March 2019, he was named in Colombo’s squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.
He hit 95 from 96 balls in Sri Lanka’s victory over England in the quarter-final of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup, and later in the year would hit two consecutive hundreds against the same opposition, this time in a bilateral series in England. Sri Lanka U-19s whitewashed England U-19s for the first time in England as well.