Apoorv Wankhade

  • D.O.B.: 14/03/1992
  • Player Type: Batsman
  • Placed: Flitwick CC
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Medium/Fast
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Current teams: Vidarbha (Indian Domestic Cricket)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Apoorv Wankhade is a brutal middle order batsman from Amravati in Maharashtra. A tall, well-built young man, Apoorv’s hitting prowess saw him gain the attention of the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders Franchises in the 2012 and 2018 IPL auctions respectively.

A regular for the Viharba age groups, a successful U23 campaign in 2011/12 as a 19 year old saw him rewarded with his first class cap the following season. However, a slow start inhibited his progress and he was confined to age group cricket over the next few seasons. Despite not churning out the volume of runs he would have hoped for, Vidharba stuck with him as his natural ability was clearly evident and only a matter of time until he was able to make productive use of it.

His aggressive style saw him somewhat pigeon-holed as a T20 player, playing just 3 First Class games in his first 5 seasons in professional cricket. However, a resurgence and some what overdue run of form in 2017 saw him get an extended run in the Vidhardba side that went on to win the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy, Apoorv scoring 453 runs @ 50.33 in the process.

Apoorv joined Lindfield CC in Sussex for their 2019 Division 2 campaign, his first stint abroad and he failed to disappoint. Scoring 1379 runs @ 91.93 across all formats, he was at his brutal best. In the League, he blasted 589 runs @ 58.90 with only 3 of his 13 innings coming at less than a run a ball. He also chipped in with 13 league wickets @ 15.00. He returned in 2021, socring 685 runs @ 48.93 and chipping in with 11 wickets @ 24.64.

An athletic fielder and a very powerful hitter of the ball, as can be witnessed via a couple of good youtube videos, Apoorv is seeking a return to the UK next summer and will be an exciting signing for any UK club seeking middle order re-inforcements for next season.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Flitwick CC 2022
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Vidharba (T20) 2021-22 8 6 158
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
49* 158.00
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Lindfield CC 2021 16 16 685
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
130 48.93 11 24.64 3-40
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Lindfield CC 2019 25 23 1379
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
153* 91.93 22 15.86 3-20
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Vidharba (First Class) 2017-18 8 11 453
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
157* 50.33
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Vidharba (List A/T20) 2017-18 11 11 355
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
73 32.27