Axar Patel

Axar Patel
ind India
All Rounder
Nick name
Axar Patel
Batting style
Left hand bat
Bowling style
Left Arm Orthodox Spin
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
January 20, 1984

The bowling all-rounder from Gujarat had earned his maiden IPL contract with the Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2013. He followed that up with 369 runs in seven matches and 29 wickets for Gujarat during the 2013-14 season of the Ranji Trophy and was then bought by KXIP ahead of the 2014 edition of IPL. After being a regular in the KXIP lineup that season, the youngster made his ODI debut in June 2014 and has since been plying his skills for India as well in the shorter formats whenever given the opportunity. He also takes pride in his ability to wield the willow and is always keen to contribute with the bat as well. Batting lower down the order, he scored 206 runs for the Kings XI Punjab in 2015 in addition to taking wickets.

Axar 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 ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013, with seven wickets, including a four-for in the semi-final against UAE. A handy lower-order batsman, 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. After an impressive season with Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014 – 16 wickets at an economy rate of 6.22 – Axar was rewarded with a place in the Indian ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh.

Indian Premier League 2016


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