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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Axar Patel

Gujarat's Axar Patel made his entry into cricket at the young age of 18, in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Mumbai and his Ranji Trophy debut in November 2012. But he grabbed the spotlight in the next season, when he contributed with both bat and the ball. His rising stature. He started his IPL career with Mumbai Indians in the sixth edition of the tournament, but he remained a fringe player for MI. Kings XI Punjab bought the youngster and Patel's rise started with the franchise. In his first season, he ended with 17 wickets and also contributed with the bat, scoring crucial runs coming lower down the middle order. In 59 IPL matches, he has taken 58 wickets at an average of 26.67. His performance saw him coming into the national side in limited-overs format. In 38 ODIs, he has taken 45 wickets at an average of 31.31.


England batsmen don’t read from hand; in doubt, they just sweep: Axar Patel

May 28, 2021 7:53 am

In a chat with The Indian Express, the Gujarat all-rounder spoke on his eventful last few months and the journey to get there.

Axar Patel recovers from COVID-19, joins DC squad

April 23, 2021 11:38 am

Axar was the second IPL player to get infected by the virus after Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal.

Delhi Capitals' Axar Patel tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of IPL 2021

April 03, 2021 9:13 pm

Axar Patel is the second player after Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana to test positive for COVID-19.

Axar Patel thanks Anand Mahindra for donning 'Axar shades', but latter's reply wins the Internet

March 26, 2021 10:51 am

Reacting to the Indian cricketer's message, Mahindra wrote: "Unfortunately they won’t magically give me the talent you possess! @akshar2026," with a few folded hands emoji.

From Vinoo Mankad to Jadeja, Axar: Why so many left arm-spinners from Gujarat?

March 04, 2021 7:42 am

The state has a long and rich history of producing quality left-arm spin, from Vinoo Mankad to present-day Jadeja & Axar.

It's all about confidence, Axar Patel on phenomenal Test outings

February 26, 2021 12:29 pm

With his record 11 wickets in the day-night third Test against England, the left-arm spinner finally found his big moment in international cricket, seven years after he made his India debut in an ODI against Bangladesh.

Netizens have a field day as Axar, Ashwin bamboozle England yet again

February 26, 2021 10:24 am

India looked well on course to claim only their second Test victory inside two days, reaching 11/0 in pursuit of a mere 49 against England. 

Drama at the start: How Axar Patel rattled England in the 2nd innings

February 25, 2021 9:25 pm

Axar Patel narrowly missed out on a hattrick in the first over of England's innings on Day 2.

D/N Test, Day 1: Spinners’ day, India’s night

February 25, 2021 7:40 am

On a pink-ball turner, Axar & Ashwin prove too much for England, as India take command of day-night Test.

D/N Test: How 'local boy' Axar spun a web around England with the pink ball

February 25, 2021 7:39 am

Axar Patel became the first Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul in a day & night Test match.