Axar Patel played a pivotal role in dismantling the English batting lineup during the Test series in 2020-21, leaving a mark with his exceptional spin bowling. Making his debut in the second Test of the series, Patel seized the opportunity and showcased his prowess as a wily left-arm spinner. His performance in the series was nothing short of sensational, contributing significantly to India’s emphatic victories.
Axar’s ability to exploit the turning tracks proved to be England’s Achilles’ heel. His mastery over variations in pace, trajectory, and subtle changes in the spin left the English batsmen perplexed. Throughout the series, Patel consistently found the right areas on the pitch, extracting sharp turn and bounce that kept the English batsmen on the back foot.
One of the defining moments came in the third Test at Ahmedabad, where Axar Patel wreaked havoc with an astounding match haul of 11 wickets. His disciplined lines and lengths, coupled with the natural variation he generated, made it exceedingly challenging for England to counter his spin wizardry. Patel’s ability to dismiss key batsmen at crucial junctures significantly contributed to India’s dominance in the series.
In addition to his bowling exploits, Patel displayed competence with the bat, contributing valuable runs in pressure situations. His all-around performance played a pivotal role in India’s comprehensive triumph in the series. Now, as England visit
As England gears up for another challenging test series against India, the recent performance of Axar Patel in the T20I against Afghanistan has set off warning bells for the English side. Patel, known for his prowess in spin bowling, showcased his skills with the ball, concluding the match with impressive figures of 2/17 in his four-over spell on what was considered a batting paradise in Indore.
Suryakumar Yadav Threatens The English Test Squad After Axar Patel’s Heroics In Indore
Suryakumar Yadav, in his congratulatory message to Axar Patel, slyly added, “Ball to 12 din baad ghumni chahiye” (The ball should spin after 12 days), accompanied by playful emojis. This cheeky remark serves as a subtle dig at England and simultaneously issues a cautionary note regarding Patel’s spinning abilities in the upcoming test series starting on January 25.
Axar Patel’s recent performance has not only bolstered his own confidence but also amplified the apprehensions for the English side, hinting at the potential challenges they might face against his spin bowling in the forthcoming series. The stage is set for a battle between Axar Patel and the English batsmen, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming five-game test series.
Suryakumar Yadav praises the amazing bowling spell of Axar Patel against Afghanistan in the second T20I 👏🏻🔥🏏
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