Best Asian ODI XI of the year 2020

Best Asian ODI XI of the year 2020

Here's looking at Best of Asian ODI players.

Avishka Fernando (SL)

 Avishka Fernando (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)

From one promising young talent to another; 2020, for the limited amount of cricket that it has seen, has been quite a rewarding one for youngsters. Case in point: 22-year-old Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando fills in the second slot on this well-rounded Asian team.

Avishka’s budding talent became quite clear on the international stage in last year’s World Cup, when he shepherded his team to a win against the West Indies with an impressive hundred.

And his love-affair with the men-in-maroon extended well onto this year as well. Earlier this February, in the 3-match ODI home-series, the Wadduwa-born right-hander scored 206-runs at an average of 127. His run-tally included a century and a fifty; each of which were crucial to the hosts’ 3-0 whitewash over their Caribbean counterparts.

Much like Liton, the lesser available sample size does raise some concerns over Avishka’s place in the side. But when you factor his pyrotechnics in the recently-concluded Lanka Premier League (275-runs @ 39.29), it becomes clear that the youngster is someone to watch out for. His promise makes him one of the more exciting players in this Asia XI.

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