Kolkata Knight Riders picks up Vidarbha batsman Apoorv Wankhade for IPL 2018

Nation Next Newsroom | Jan 29, 2018 11:08

Vidarbha batsman Apoorv Wankhade, who was a part of Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy winning team, on Sunday, was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL auction in Bengaluru. Wankhade was acquired for IPL 2018 at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Speaking about Wankhade’s acquisition, well-known video analyst and KKR talent scout AR Srikkanth, told The Times Of India, “We were looking for someone who had the ability to clear the boundary at will. We were also looking for talent and temperament. I have been following Apoorv’s career for some time now. He has consistently performed for Vidarbha in tough situations. Also, he has some ground reality experience with Mumbai Indians and it helped his case.”

Wankhade, who’s 25 years old, has played 40 T20 matches till date and has accumulated 699 runs at a strike rate of 129.68.