Angry Fans React After New Zealand Dropped Ajaz Patel From Test Squad

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Angry Fans React After New Zealand Dropped Ajaz Patel From Test Squad

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who scripted history in his most recent game earlier this month by achieving something that only two other cricketers in Tests have been able to achieve, has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand vs Bangladesh series. Yes, you read that right. Despite his heroics against India, where he …


Angry Fans React After New Zealand Dropped Ajaz Patel From Test Squad

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who scripted history in his most recent game earlier this month by achieving something that only two other cricketers in Tests have been able to achieve, has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand vs Bangladesh series.

Yes, you read that right. Despite his heroics against India, where he scripted history by picking 10 wickets in an innings, Ajaz has been omitted from the 13-man squad of New Zealand that will take on Bangladesh in their upcoming series, which will kickstart in Mount Maunganui on New Year’s Day.

Angry Fans React After New Zealand Dropped Ajaz Patel From Test Squad

During the second Test match between India and New Zealand, Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in history, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings. He returned with the magic figures of 14-225, the second-best test return in New Zealand’s history.

Apart from him, New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson has also been ruled out and, batter Tom Latham will be leading the BlackCaps in the series, in Williamson’s absence. New Zealand coach Gary Stead as per an official release said:

“It`s great to be back home and at venues, we know well, and where we`ve had success in recent times,” He added: “It`s obviously disappointing not to have Kane available for this series but, as we noted in India, he is undergoing a sustained period of rest followed by rehabilitation, strengthening, and gradual batting load. We have every confidence in Tom leading the side – he`s done an excellent job in the past when called upon,”

Meanwhile, fans on social media were left furious with the exclusion of Ajaz Patel from the New Zealand squad and started slamming the Kiwi’s team management.

Here. check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:

New Zealand Test squad:

Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young

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