IPL 2023, MI vs LSG: Akash Madhwal from Mumbai Indians proved to be their top bowler, taking five wickets for just five runs in 3.3 overs.

In the eliminator match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 held on Wednesday, Mumbai Indians (MI) emerged victorious over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) with a commanding 81-run margin. Playing a pivotal role in MI’s triumph was their star pacer, Akash Mandhwal. Akash displayed exceptional bowling skills, claiming five wickets in just 3.3 overs while conceding only 5 runs. However, for those unfamiliar, who exactly is Akash Madhwal?

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Akash Madhwal, an Indian cricketer hailing from Uttarakhand, was born in Roorkee in November 1993. He received his primary and secondary education at Roorkee Public Senior Secondary School in Uttarakhand. Following that, he pursued a degree in engineering. In the IPL 2023 auctions, Mumbai Indians (MI) secured Madhwal’s services for a sum of Rs 20 lakh. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the first player from the Uttarakhand state cricket team to participate in the IPL.

Akash Madhwal made his T20 debut in November 2019, representing Uttarakhand in the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Subsequently, at the age of 29, he marked his first-class debut for Uttarakhand in December 2019 during the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy. On 21 February 2021, Madhwal also made his List A debut for Uttarakhand in the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy.