Player Profile

Bodiyabaduge Oshada Piyumal Fernando
Sri Lanka
Born April 15, 1992 ( 27 Yrs )
Birth Place Colombo
Height
Known As
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka XI, Galle, Dambulla, Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A stylish right-handed top-order batsman who has come up the hard grind of domestic cricket, Oshada Fernando received instant fame in the Sri Lankan Test cap when he struck a memorable unbeaten half-century in only his second match against a tough South African attack to help his country become the first Asian side in history to win a Test series in the rainbow nation in 2019. 

He made his First Class debut back in 2011 for Colts Cricket Club, aged 18, and then spent nearly seven years in and out of the side with middling performances. His major claim to success was the 2018-19 season, when he emerged as the leading run-scorer with 1181 runs in nine matches, a feat that included six centuries, in the Premier League Tournament. His form in that season transcended formats, as he came up with good performances even in the Super Four Provincial Tournament and in the SLC Twenty20 Tournament. 

A Test cap duly followed in March 2019, and he soon made it to the ODI and the T20I squad on the tour to Pakistan where most of the senior players pulled out citing security worries. He played a key role in blanking the Pakistanis (the then number one side in the world) 3-0, with a Man-of-the-Match winning knock of 78 - also the highest score by a Sri Lankan batsman on debut. 

With Sri Lankan cricket going through a churn at the moment and the top-order rather uncertain, Fernando, with his experience in domestic cricket behind him, could play a key role in bringing back some stability. 

Written by - Vineet Anantharaman


Career

TEST debut vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Feb 13, 2019
Last TEST vs South Africa at St George's Park, Feb 21, 2019
ODI debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Mar 03, 2019
Last ODI vs Pakistan at National Stadium, Sep 30, 2019
T20 debut vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Oct 09, 2019
Last T20 vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Nov 01, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 6 6 0 128 49 21.33 203 63.05 0 0 0 15 2
T20 3 3 1 97 78 48.5 73 132.88 0 0 1 10 3
Test 2 4 1 131 75 43.67 233 56.22 0 0 1 17 2
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 6 1 12 16 0 16/0 16/0 8 0 0 0 0
T20 3 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 2 2 12 16 0 6/0 16/0 8 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0