Besides Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, the other two Indians in Cricket Australia Test XI of 2021 were Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel. Surprisingly, only one Australian made the cut - Marnus Labuschagne.
India just took less than an hour to win the Mumbai Test match on Monday. Jayant Yadav was deadly taking four wickets to hand India a 372-run win. Follow here Day 4 highlights of IND vs NZ at Wankhede Stadium.
Axar Patel has so far claimed 36 wickets in five Test matches in 2021, including five fifers and one 10-wicket haul. He is fourth in the list of highest wicket-takers this calendar year, behind Ashwin, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali.
New Zealand spinner Ajax Patel admitted that they were guilty of not bowling tight against India in the first Test in Kanpur. In comparison to Indian tweakers' 17 wickets, their Kiwi counterparts could manage just thee in the first Test.
Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel revealed the youth force in India's Test squad. The selectors must believe in them and the team management must instill confidence in their abilities.
Head coach Rahul Dravid hailed the Indian spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, but rued the lack of assistance from the pitch in Kanpur. First India vs New Zealand Test ended in a draw.
Needing 280 runs on the final day, New Zealand thwarted the Indian spin attack at Green Park to settle for a fascinating draw. The second match of the series will be played in Mumbai. Catch highlights of IND vs NZ, 1st Test match.
India declared their second innings at 234/7decl for a lead of 284 runs. On a spinning Green Park wicket, New Zealand need 280 runs on Day 5 on Monday.
Axar Patel's five wickets against New Zealand on Day 3 turned the tide in India's favour as the Kiwis lost nine wickets for 99 runs despite having a 151-run opening wicket stand in Kanpur.
Axar Patel finished with figures 34-6-62-5, his fifth fifer in seven innings, as New Zealand lost their last nine wickets for 99 runs to be all out for 296 in reply to India's first innings total of 345.
Venkatesh Iyer bowled for the first time in India colours and returned with tidy figures of 3-0-12-1, while bowling in the crucial middle overs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand.
Chasing India’s 184/7, Axar Patel’s three wickets in the powerplay paralysed New Zealand batting line-up. The Kiwis finished at 111 all out in 17.2 overs.
Both the players are currently in the UAE, representing their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.
The all-rounder won the man of the match award in Delhi Capitals' three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.
Despite a late wobble, Delhi Capitals chased down Chennai Super Kings' 136/5 to register a three-wicket win and go top of the IPL points table.
The win takes DC to 18 points equal with CSK at the top, who play RR on Saturday. DC are just one more win away to clinch an IPL 2021 top-two finish.
Delhi Capitals, who are currently perched on top of the points table, had reached their maiden final last season when the tournament was held entirely in the UAE.
India opted Umesh Yadav instead of Shardul Thakur. Axar Patel, Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar also failed to make the final squad
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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