Wigan sign Ranji sensation Avinash Yadav - 12/04/19

Avinash Yadav

Wigan have signed Ranji sensation Avinash Yadav for their 2019 Liverpool League season.

Avinash Yadav (32) is an exceptional left-arm spinner playing for Railways in the top tier of India’s Ranji Trophy first-class competition.

The veteran tweaker was the stand-out spinner, topping the “Group A” wicket-charts in 2018/19 with 41 wickets at 26.70 with 3 five wicket hauls.

He finished inside the top ten wicket-takers across all 4 divisions of Ranji Trophy cricket this summer.

Yadav also produced some useful performances with the bat, to include his second first-class half century amongst 158 runs at 14.38 in 2018/19.

The most recent season was his most dominant to date, following several useful Ranji campaigns (12 wickets at 24.66 and 11 wickets at 27.54 in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively).

Playing for the Railways side skippered by CricX superstar Mahesh Rawat, Yadav has now taken over 100 wickets across the three formats.

He has finally produced the potential that saw him represent India at Under-19 level alongside the likes of Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan and Robin Uthappa back in 2003 to 2005.

Yadav has been a loyal servant of Railways cricket since returning to the fold in 2012/13 after his stint with Indian Cricket League side Mumbai Champs.

After his prolific Ranji Trophy season, the talented left-arm spin bowling all-rounder has signed his first overseas contract and will play in the Liverpool League for Wigan this summer.

He is eager to impress and if he continues his Ranji form, he'll be one of the stand-out professionals in the LDCC this summer.  

 

Check out Avinash's CricX profile here

 

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