- D.O.B.: 03/10/1985
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Indian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Off Spin
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Vidarbha (Ranji Trophy), India Red (Duleep Trophy)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Akshay Wakhare is classy Right-arm Off-Spinner and right-handed lower order Batsman currently representing Vidarbha in India’s Ranji Trophy and India Red in the Duleep Trophy. A junior star, Akshay has been one of Vidarbha’s most reliable performers over a very long period of time since his debut at First Class level just after his 21st Birthday.
Representing Vidarbha from U16 through to the prestigious Ranji Trophy side, Akshay has been one of India’s leading domestic Off-Spin Bowlers and has consistently found himself towards the sharp-end of the Ranji Trophy wicket takers lists. Picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL but not used, Akshay has been knocking on the door of India A for some time with his domestic red-ball performances.
One of the leading wicket takers in the Ranji Trophy over the last 5-6 years, Akshay is a crafty off-spinner with outstanding control and guile. Not a noted Batsmen, he does have 3 x First Class Fifties to his name and puts a high price on his wicket without having been prolific. Akshay is a member of the Vidarbha side that has been dominant domestically for some time.
In summer 2022, Akshay headed to the UK for the first time, joining ECB Liverpool League club Wigan CC. A season that started optimistically for Akshay and the club was cruelled by a shoulder injury that restricted him to just 8 matches. His professional approach had a positive influence on the club who held their place in the Premier League without a fit professional. He had bagged 19 wickets @ 18.63 with a best of 4-36 before bowing out.
Seeking a return to the UK next summer, Akshay will be an exceptional signing for any club seeking a high-end spin bowler for next year that will no doubt be able to contribute with the bat next summer. Akshay will be travelling with his wife and child.
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