|Full name||Akhil Patel|
18 June 1990 |
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|Relations||Samit Patel (brother)|
Akhil Patel (born 18 June 1990) is an English cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm chinaman bowler. Patel was born in Nottingham. Patel made his debut first-class appearance for Derbyshire in April 2007 at the age of just 16, making a sturdy innings of 31 against Cambridge University UCCE, assisting the county's new Danish star Frederik Klokker on the latter's way to a century in just his second first-class appearance.
Patel also appeared in 2007 for Derbyshire's Second XI team, once again in partnership with Klokker. Patel is an often-reliable force with the bat, his only weakness so far being shown in a Second XI game against Nottinghamshire where, surrounded by some weaker team-mates, seven of whom failed to make double-figures, Patel was caught while in the middle of an initially healthy-looking partnership with team-mate Nicholas Ferraby.
In 2009 he joined his brother, Samit, six years his senior, at Nottinghamshire. He made a handful of games for the Outlaws before being released at the end of 2011 season. He also played Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League for his home club Kimberley Institute Cricket Club.
- Akhil Patel at Cricket Archive