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Akshar owes it to Dawes

Calcutta: Kings XI Punjab left-arm spinner Akshar Patel might not have performed outstandingly in a match, but he has impressed with his consistency, picking up wickets regularly.

With 14 wickets in as many matches at a parsimonious economy rate of 6.48 in the group stage of IPL 2014, Akshar has been a big contributor to Kings XI Punjab’s journey to the play-offs.

Speaking about his performance, Akshar told IPL’s official website: “I accept my limitations and work on my strengths. My coaches and captain have given me complete freedom and that has helped me to perform well.

Akshar credits his success to KXIP bowling coach Joe Dawes. “I speak a lot to Joe Dawes. With him, I make a plan and a backup plan for each batsman,” said the youngster.