IND versus SL: Axar Patel has done all around well whenever offered the chance, says India mentor Rahul Dravid

Axar Patel
NAGPUR, INDIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Axar Patel of India bowls during game two of the T20 International series between India and Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on September 23, 2022 in Nagpur, India. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

India mentor Rahul Dravid has piled acclaim on all-rounder Axar Patel, saying that he has done all around well whenever offered a chance. Patel crushed 50 years and got two wickets in India’s 16-run misfortune against Sri Lanka at the MCA Arena in Pune.
By India Today Web Work area: India mentor Rahul Dravid has stacked acclaim on all-rounder Axar Patel, saying that he has done all around well whenever offered a chance. Patel crushed 50 years and got two wickets in India’s 16-run misfortune against Sri Lanka at the MCA Arena in Pune.

Talking after the game,Rahul Dravid said Patel is doing an excellent work and has moved forward without any Ravindra Jadeja for Group India.

“He’s doing a generally excellent work. His batting has further developed a long ways. We generally knew his quality with the ball and it was just about fostering his batting and it had been distinguished. He’s been with the group for north of a year at this point and it’s a region of his game that we have distinguished. We genuinely should have that and Axar Patel has a considerable amount of cricket as of late, without even a trace of Jadeja, and hasn’t let us down,” said Rahul Dravid.

The previous India hitter said Patel has performed whenever offered a chance and in all configurations of the game too.

“Whether it’s Test, ODI or T20I cricket. Whenever he has the open door, he’s done all around well. So great finishes paperwork for us, to have individuals like him and Washington Sundar, who isnt getting a ton of chances as of late. He’s playing and batting all around well. And afterward ideally, Jadeja returning too, gives us choices in the twist bowling all-rounder region,”Rahul Dravid added.
He said that India’s twist bowling all-rounder stocks are generally excellent right now, likewise adulating pacer Shivam Mavi for his batting exertion.

“It was good to see Mavi back today, that carries a grin to your face, when you can see one of your quick bowlers bat like that. Yet, our twist bowling all-rounder stocks are excellent right now. Indeed, even Shahbaz was in the crew, close by Sundar and Jadeja, we’re content with that,” said Rahul Dravid.

Axar Patel

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Axar Patel during 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy
Personal information
Full nameAxar Rajeshbhai Patel
Born20 January 1994 (age 28)
AnandGujarat, India
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleBowling all-rounder
International information
National sideIndia (2014–present)
Test debut (cap 302)13 February 2021 v England
Last Test22 December 2022 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 202)15 June 2014 v Bangladesh
Last ODI10 December 2022 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.20
T20I debut (cap 53)17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I5 January 2023 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.20
Domestic team information
2012–presentGujarat (squad no. 66)
2013Mumbai Indians
2014–2019Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 20)
2018Durham (squad no. 20)
2019–presentDelhi Capitals (squad no. 20)
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIT20IFCMatches8463948Runs scored2493492671914Batting average22.6319.3820.5332.44100s/50s0/10/20/11/14Top score5264*65110*Balls bowled7661,9085279537Wickets364526162Bowling average11.8631.3124.0324.665 wickets in innings500910 wickets in match1002Best bowling6/383/343/97/54Catches/stumpings1/–15/–8/–21/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 5 January 2023

Axar Rajeshbhai Patel,[1][2] also spelled as Akshar Patel,[3][4] (born 20 January 1994) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team in all formats of the game as a bowling All-rounder. He also plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket and for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He made his ODI debut on 15 June 2014 against Bangladesh. He was selected in India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. He made his Test debut for India against England on 13 February 2021, where he took 7 wickets.[5] He became the ninth bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket.[6] On 21 November 2021, against New Zealand, he took his T20I career-best figures-3/9 (3) and was awarded the Man of the Match award.


Domestic career

In his second first-class match, against Delhi in November 2013, Patel took 6 for 55 in the first innings. This was his first five-wicket haul.[7]

Patel played just one first-class game in his debut season for Gujarat, but had a more successful showing in 2013. Slotted primarily as a bowling allrounder, the left-arm spinner got his first IPL contract with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2013, although he was on the bench for the entire season.

He was one of the key contributors to India Under-23s’ title win in the 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup, with seven wickets, including a four-for in the semi-final against UAE.[8] He was one of the consistent performers for Gujarat in the 2013/14 Ranji Trophy, finishing the season with 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and 29 wickets at 23.58. In early 2014, he was named the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012/13 season.[9]

In August 2019, he was named in the India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.[10][11] In October 2019, he was named in India C‘s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[12]

IPL career[

Patel was signed up by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013 but did not get a chance to play until he was released. He was then picked up by Kings XI Punjab in 2014 and had an impressive season with 17 wickets. He was retained by the Kings XI Punjab for the 2015 IPL season. Batting lower down the order, he scored 206 runs for the Kings XI Punjab in 2015 in addition to taking 13 wickets.[13] On 1 May 2016, during a match against the Gujarat Lions, he took four wickets in five balls, including the first (and only) hat-trick of the 2016 IPL season, to pave the way for Kings XI Punjab’s 23-run win against table-toppers Gujarat Lions in Rajkot.[14] He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for the 2018 season.

Axar Patel became the 9th Indian player to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut and only the second left-arm spinner after Dilip Doshi to take a five-for in his debut Test.[6]

In December 2018, he was signed up by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[15][16] He was retained by Delhi capitals for the 2021 season.[17]

International career

After excellent performance in the 2014 IPL, Patel was rewarded with a place in the Indian ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh[18] and made his ODI debut in the first match of series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and took 1/59 runs. He was part of India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

He made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015.[19] He was named as a stand-by player for India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[20]

In January 2021, Patel was named in India’s Test squad for their series against England.[21] He made his Test debut against England on 13 February 2021 and made his comeback in international cricket after a gap of almost three years.[22] His first international Test wicket was of Joe Root.[23] In the same match, he took a five wicket haul in England’s second innings, becoming the ninth Indian bowler to do so on debut.[24] In the 3 matches he played in his debut series, he took 27 wickets at a mere average of 10.59, finishing as the second-highest wicket taker of the series.[25] Later in the year, he scored his maiden Test half-century against New Zealand.[26]

In September 2021, Patel was named in India’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.[27] However, on 13 October 2021, he was replaced by Shardul Thakur in India’s squad.[28]

In November 2021, Patel was named in India’s squad for New Zealand’s tour of India in 2021.

In June 2022, Patel was named in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland.[29]

On 25 July 2022, Patel scored his maiden ODI half-century against West Indies.[30] He scored 64 runs off 35 balls, and remained unbeaten as he scored a match-winning six.[31]


  • BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the Year 2014.[9]
  • Emerging Player of the Tournament in 2014 IPL[32]


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Axar Patel Wiki: The Indian Cricket Test team features a bowling, all-rounder named Axar Patel. He plays for Gujarat State Team and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. As a result, Axar is now a cricket player who has played with all three types of balls; White, pink, and red. His full name is Axar Rajeshbhai Patel. He was born in the Gujarat township of Anand. He is regarded as an all-round bowler. Rajeshbhai Axar Patel (Akshar Patel), more commonly referred to as Aksar Rajeshbhai, is an Indian international cricketer who currently plays for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League and Gujarat in domestic cricket. He is an all-rounder who bowls slow left-arm orthodox and bats with his left hand. On June 15, 2014, he made his ODI debut against Bangladesh.

He was included in India’s 15-man roster for the Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. On February 13, 2021, he turned into India’s first non-Indian cricketer to play in Quite a while since MS Dhoni. He became just the ninth Indian bowler to score five wickets in his Test debut. On 21 November, against New Zealand, he took his profession best T20I figures of 3/9, acquiring him the Man of the Match honor.

Axar Patel Wiki


In his second first-class match, Patel went 6 for 55 in the first innings against Delhi in November 2013. His first five-wicket haul came in this match. In 2012, Patel only made one first-class appearance for Gujarat, but in 2013, he was more productive. The left-arm spinner appeared in the IPL for Mumbai Indians in 2013, having recently highlighted for the establishment in the 2012 Bangladesh Head Association. He spent the majority of the season on the bench. Axar began playing cricket when he was just 9 years old. Axar, on the other hand, had the idea of playing cricket when he was 15 years old. Axar’s friend asked him to participate in a playschool tournament when he was in ninth grade because the team lacked 11 players.

Axar was a good student from the start, but his father helped him change his mind about cricket later. Axar doesn’t just pick cricket because they like it. He decided to keep playing cricket because he was unable to go to the gym. Patel began his career as a batter but later made the decision to bowl as well.

He was one of the most important players for India’s Under-23 team in the 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup. In the semi-final against UAE, he took seven wickets and went four for four. He was one of Gujarat’s most reliable players in the 2013/14 Ranji Trophy. He finished the season with 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and 29 wickets at 23.58. In the beginning of 2014, he was named the BCCI Under-19 Cricketer of the Year for the 2012/13 season. In August 2019, he was chosen to play for the India Red team in the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy. He was included in India C’s Deodhar Trophy squad in October 2019.

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