Matches (17)
WI v NZ (1)
CWC League 2 (1)
Women's Hundred (2)
CWC CL B (2)
RL Cup (8)
BAH v KUW (1)
Men's Hundred (2)

Full Name

Akshay Kisanrao Karnewar

Born

October 12, 1992, Wagholi, Maharashtra

Age

29y 306d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak, Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Akshay Karnewar was 13 when Balu Navghare, his coach at the time, noticed that the right-arm offspinner batted and threw left. Navghare encouraged him to take up left-arm spin seriously, and Karnewar ended up becoming an ambidextrous bowler. Standing at nearly six feet, Karnewar bowls with a flattish action and does not spin the ball much. In 2008, Karnewar, who hails from Pandharkawda village in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, attended the Vidarbha Cricket Academy trials and found a backer in former Mumbai wicketkeeper Sulakshan Kulkarni, who encouraged him to bowl in BCCI-organised tournaments.

Karnewar went on to play the DY Patil T20 league in Mumbai and trialed for Rajasthan Royals, but he was not selected. His big break came in December 2015 when Vidarbha handed him a List-A debut against Odisha in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. In that match, Karnewar, who is also a handy batsman, scored 72 and picked up two wickets in a losing cause. With 16 victims from seven matches, he finished as Vidarbha's leading wicket-taker in the tournament, and went on to take seven wickets from nine games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Karnewar was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 10 lakh in the 2016 IPL auction.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC17292164952376/478/5725.722.6358.4020
List A373716231137504/134/1322.744.2032.4400
T204746904931464/54/520.236.1719.6200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1723369510234.75113261.3912772270
List A373175907224.5869884.52043328150
T20473464194214.96317132.17003816180
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Vidarbha vs Maharashtra391/4524-Feb-2022SultanpurFC
Vidarbha vs U. Pradesh300/41 & 0/2517-Feb-2022SultanpurFC
Vidarbha vs Karnataka220/3920-Nov-2021DelhiT20
Vidarbha vs Rajasthan--1/718-Nov-2021DelhiT20
Vidarbha vs Maharashtra--2/2516-Nov-2021DelhiT20
Photos
Akshay Karnewar scored a century
Akshay Karnewar plays a shot
Akshay Karnewar, the left-arm spin version