IPL 2023 Playoffs: The Eliminator match of Indian Premier League 2023 was played between Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants. In this crucial match, the team of Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, defeated the Lucknow Super Giants, captained by Krunal Pandya, by 81 runs and is ready for the Qualifier 2 match.
In the Eliminator match, Mumbai Indians scored 182 runs while batting first, in response to which Lucknow Super Giants team was bundled out for 101 runs. The credit for this goes to fast bowler Akash Madhwal, who hails from Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Akash Madhwal took 5 wickets for five runs in 3.3 overs for Mumbai Indians. During this, Akash threw 17 dot balls. Akash was adjudged player of the match for his brilliant performance.
Akash was born on 25 November 1993. His father used to work in the Indian Army. Akash Madhwal has studied Engineering. Earlier he used to play cricket only with tennis ball. One day he reached the team selection trial of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand coach Manish Jha kept him under his care and started focusing on his bowling.
Mumbai Indians brought Akash Madhwal last year during IPL 2022 as a replacement for Suryakumar Yadav for Rs 20 lakh. However, last year he did not get a chance to play a single match. But in IPL 2023, he has so far taken 13 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 12.85 and an economy rate of 7.77. Akash Madhwal is the only cricketer in the history of IPL playoffs to take five wickets in a match.