The first homegrown cricketer from the stats of Uttarakhand to play in the Indian Premier League, is this 29-year-old Akash Madhwal. The Roorkee-born cricketer who was picked by the five-time champions in Mumbai Indians as Suryakumar Yadav’s replacement in IPL 2022. He entered the cash-rich T20 league with 14 wickets from 11 matches in his List A career.
But the medium fast-bowler has become a star for the most successful franchise in the IPL. With some star bowlers in Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the season, this young boy from the land of Uttarakhand has now become the go-to bowler for Rohit Sharma and his men, be it with the new ball or be it penultimate overs.
Here is everything you need to know about young bowler:
Name: Akash Madhwal
Age: 29 years
Date of Birth: November 25, 1993
Hails from: Roorkee
Batting style : Right-hand
Teams: Mumbai Indians, Uttarakhand
First Class: Uttarakhand vs Odisha in Cuttack (25-28 December 2019)
List A: Meghalaya vs Uttarakhand in Chennai (21 February)
T20: Uttarakhand vs Karnataka in Vizag (November 8, 2019)