Avishka Fernando is one of the 15 players who have been named in the Sri Lanka squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Avishka Fernando, who made his one-day international debut on 31-Aug-16, had played 5 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 5 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 71 runs, having faced 79 balls, at an average of 14.2 and a strike rate of 89.87. He was unbeaten in 0 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 29. He had 0 centuries and 0 half-centuries to his name.
Avishka Fernando is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays in limited over internationals for the 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. In April 2019, he was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Fernando has the record for scoring the most number of runs in Youth ODI history for Sri Lanka(1379 runs). He too has the record for scoring the most number of centuries for Sri Lanka in Youth ODI history(4).
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.
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.
As an 18-year-old, he has been picked in Sri Lankan ODI squad for their home series against Australia. He earned his first call-up to the national ODI team without having played any T20 or List A or first-class cricket. He made his One Day International debut for Sri Lanka against Australia on 31 August 2016 at Dambulla.
In December 2018, he was named in Sri Lanka team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against South Africa on 19 March 2019.
He played as the opening partner for skipper Dimuth Karunaratne in ODI series against Scotland prior to the World Cup. In the second ODI, he scored his maiden ODI fifty.