Born on January 20, 1994, Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel is a cricketer who plays as an all-rounder for the Gujarat cricket team. He is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He was signed up by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013 and then by Kings XI Punjab in 2014 IPL Auctions.
Patel took 6 for 55 in Delhi’s first innings. This was his first five-wicket haul in his first-class career in only his second match.
Patel played just one first-class game in his debut season for Gujarat, but had a more successful showing in 2013. Slotted primarily as a bowling allrounder, the left-arm spinner got his first IPL contract with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2013, although he was on the bench for the entire season.
He was one of the key contributors to India Under-23s’ title win in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013, with seven wickets, including a four-for in the semi-final against UAE. He is a handy lower-order batsman, he was one of the consistent performers for Gujarat cricket team in the 2013/14 Ranji Trophy, finishing the season with 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and 29 wickets at 23.58.
In early 2014, he was named the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012/13 season. He had an impressive season with Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014 with 17 wickets .
After excellent performance in the 2014 IPL, Akshar was rewarded with a place in the Indian ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh.
When Sanship Patel spotted his younger brother’s name in Kings XI Punjab’s starting line-up for their opening game, he wasted no time. He rushed to a neighbour’s house to borrow a projector, promising to return it once IPL7 was over. The wait was finally over after all for Kheda’s Patel family.
For his consistent performance, Akshar Patel has got the National Selectors’ nod and has been picked in the Indian Team squad on Tour to Bangladesh.
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Questions of this week:
1. Who will lead Team India in ODI Series against Bangladesh?
2. For which team Unmukt Chand played in IPL-6?
3. Who top scored for KXIP in IPL-7 final?
4. Which team emerged winner between Jammu and Reasi in the Inter-District Under-14 Boys Cricket Tournament?
5. Who is Ramdayal Punia?
Answers of the last week:
1. KKR 2. RCB 3. Manish Pandey 4. Pulwama 5. J&K’s Under-19 cricketer.
The best entry of this week was received from Sanjay Dhar, R/o Lane No-1, H-No 3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu.
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