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IPL 2021: 3 Facts About Rajasthan Royals’ Debutant Akash Singh

Rajasthan Royals have included a fresh face in their playing XI for Match 47 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, against Chennai Super Kings. The Sanju Samson-led side has given a chance to the talented left-arm pacer Akash Singh a debut cap at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

19-year old Akash is known for changing games with his wicket-taking prowess. The young man, a resident of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, would be excited to represent his home state in the Indian Premier League.

In this article, we will take a look at three facts about RR’s latest debutant Akash Singh:

#3. Domestic Career

Akash made his T20 debut for Rajasthan against Tamil Nadu in 2019. In his four overs, he produced a brilliant spell of 2/26. He dismissed star players like Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay in that match.

However, before making his Twenty20 debut, he featured in the 2019 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup for India’s under-19 cricket squad in September 2019. The Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2021 saw Akash Singh making his List-A debut. The left-arm pacer appeared in three games and took two wickets at a strike rate of 7.52.

#2. Under-19 World Cup

In the 2020 U19 World Cup, he was a key member of India’s strong bowling attack. With a three-wicket haul against Australia, Akash established a name for himself. The youngster picked 7 wickets during the tournament.

#1 IPL

Akash was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for INR 20 lakhs in the 2020 IPL auction ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. However, he couldn’t get a chance in playing XI during that season and was released by the team.

But he was re-purchased by the same franchise, in the IPL auction in February 2021. The Royals have showed a strong interest in left-arm fast bowlers (Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya) in recent years, so it’s not surprising that they bid twice for Akash Singh.

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