Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament: Meet new mystery spinner Akshay Karnewar who bowls from both hands- Watch video

Have you ever heard of a bowler bowling with both hands? If not, meet the one of its kind- Akshay Karnewar from Vidarbha. In the ongoing domestic tournament, he has been making the headlines with his performance. At first, he bowled 4 successive maiden overs against Sikkim to create a world record (including a couple of wickets) and then returned with a 4 wicket-haul against Manipur.

Most economical spell of T20 cricket

Akshay Karnawar: 4-4-0-2 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021)

Mohammad Irfan: 4-3-1-2 (Caribbean Premier League 2018)
Chris Morris: 4-3-2-2 (South Africa T20 League 2014)
Chanaka Velegadera: 4-2-2-4 (Sri Lanka T20 League 2015)
Venkatesh Iyer: 4-2-2-2 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021)

Akshay Karnewar in the last 5 matches

vs Sikkim 0* 4/5 09-Nov-2021 Mangalagiri T20
vs Manipur 2/0 08-Nov-2021 Mangalagiri T20
vs Meghalaya 2/27 06-Nov-2021 Mulapadu T20
vs Nagaland 35* 0/25 05-Nov-2021 Mulapadu T20
vs Arunachal 2 2/11 04-Nov-2021 Mulapadu T20


He started playing cricket at the age of 13. His coach Balu Navaghare saw him as a right-arm spinner during training. He then encouraged Karnwar to take left-arm spin seriously. Apart from the ball, Akshay can also make an important contribution with the bat. Thanks to his excellent performance, Vidarbha’s team is in the first position in the points table. Vidarbha has earned 20 points by winning all five matches.