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Vishwa Fernando

Muthuthanthrige Vishwa Thilina Fernando (born 18 September 1991), commonly as Vishwa Fernando, is a professional Sri Lankancricketer, who plays Tests and ODIs for national side.

Early career

He played in the tour match between Sri Lanka Board President’s XI vs Indian national cricket team in August 2015 and was called up for the 15-man squad for the three-match series. In July 2016 he was named in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for their series against Australia.

International career

Despite he has been a regular contender for the international cricket in many times, he could not play any match due to heavy fast bowling attack Sri Lanka had. But, when all four major fast bowlers were injured; Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameeraand Suranga Lakmal, Fernando played his debut Test match in the second Test against Australia on 4 August 2016 as the main pacer. In his first over, he took the wicket of Joe Burns. In rest of the match, he did not ball at all, where Sri Lankan spinners dominated the whole match by taking 19 wickets in two Australian innings.[4] However, Sri Lanka won the match by 229 runs, to secure the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for the first time.

In August 2017, he was named in Sri Lanka’s One Day International(ODI) squad for their series against India. He made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against India on 20 August 2017. He took his first ODI wicket in third match, when he dismissed Virat Kohli.

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