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Vishwa Fernando (Sri Lanka Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

By Bisma Qamar @BismaQamar6

Vishwa Fernando is a professional cricketer who plays for Sri Lankan National cricket team for all three formats.

Name: Muthuthanthrige Vishwa Thilina Fernando

Role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Left-arm medium-fast

Cricket Career

Test Debut: vs Australia at Galle, 2016

ODI Debut: vs India at Dambulla, Aug 20, 2017

T20I Debut: vs India at Cuttack, Dec 20, 2017

Major Teams: Sri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Moratuwa Sports Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka A Emerging Players, Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI

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Fernando played the tour match between Sri Lanka Board President’s XI vs Indian national cricket team and soon after he was called for the tri-match series. He was then named in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for their series against Australia in July 2016

In March 2018, he was selected in Colombo’s squad for the 2017-18 Super Four Provincial Tournament. In August 2018, he got selected in the team for 2018 SLC T20 League.

He debuted in a Test match in the second Test against Australia on 4 August 2016 as the main pacer of the team and he took the first wicket of Joe Burns in his very first over. He made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka in 2017 against India.

Records
  • In 2019, Fernando along with Kusal Perera constituted a 78-run partnership to win the match by one wicket. It is so far the highest last-wicket stand in a successful run chase in a Test match. It was also Sri Lanka’s second one-wicket win in Tests.
  • When Sri Lanka became the first Asian team to win a Test Series in South Africa, Fernando was a part of it where he took 3 wickets in first winning, bowling out Hashim Amla for a golden duck (It was Amla’s first international golden duck as well) and one wicket in the second inning.
Source: Suren Abeysundara

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 18 September 1991

Age (as of May 2019): 27 Years

Birth Place: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nationality: Sri Lankan

Educational Qualification: St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa

Religion: Christian

Marital Status: Married


Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
  • Weight (approx.): 65kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

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