Karnewar in India Red team for Deodhar Trophy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Mar 2017 10:36:30


Sports Reporter,

VIDARBHA’S ambidextrous spinner Akshay Karnewar has been rewarded for his good show with a place in India Red team in the Prof DB Deodhar Trophy tournament to be played in Vizag from March 25 to 29.


Karnewar was picked after his excellent bowling performances in the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy one-dayers in Delhi.


Though Vidarbha lost in the quarter-finals against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Jharkhand, Karnewar impressed all with a bag of 15 wickets in the tournament. Even against Jharkhand he returned with economical figures of 10-1-25-0.


Karnewar was at the forefront for Vidarbha in the entire Group A games. He was the leading wicket-taker for the team with 15 wickets. Opening the bowling in most of the games the talented tweaker had his best haul of 4/21 against Odisha. Another four-wicket haul came against Haryana as Vidarbha won five matches on trot.


Karnewar came good against Baroda with the bat too scoring a quick 54 off just 46 balls.