Kings XI Punjab Skipper George Bailey Raves About 'Match-Winner' Akshar Patel

Kings XI Punjab spinner Akshar Patel picked up three wickets to set up an easy victory over Cape Cobras. Patel was also declared Match of the Match.

updated: October 17, 2014 22:50 IST
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Patel feels that IPL and CLT20 are great platforms for the youngsters to prove their mettle.


Mohali: After another impressive performance by Akhsar Patel in the Champions League T20 match against Cape Cobras here on Sunday night, Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey heaped praise on the young bowler from Gujarat, saying he can be a "real" match winner. (Highlights | Pictures)

"He can bowl in any situation and can be a real match-winner for us. So, that has been really pleasing. In terms of an all-round package, he is pretty special. In terms of his batting, in terms of his fielding skills, he is important to us. And his bowling tops it off," Bailey told reporters after the match.

Punjab beat Cape Cobras by seven wickets to finish on top of Group B with four wins. The 20-year-old Patel, who is eyeing a berth in the series against the West Indies, took three wickets for 15 runs and was declared Man of the Match.

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