On January 20, 1994, Axar Patel was born in Nadiad, Gujarat. He competes for the Gujarat cricket squad in local cricket competitions, standing at 6 feet. Axar had little interest in playing cricket; instead, he preferred to become a mechanical engineer. His buddy Dhiren Kansara initially saw his ability for cricket at the age of 15 years old and encouraged him to participate in an interschool competition. His first name was originally spelled “Akshar,” but due to the error of the school principal, he misspelled it as “Axar” on the school leaving certificate. He has since been going by this name.
Although he was not physically prepared for the sport, his father accompanied him to a gym to help him prepare for the demands of the sport. He batted initially but switched to bowling when he began to concentrate more on the game. He made his First-Class Debut in 2012 for Gujarat. Axar also joined the Delhi Capitals before the IPL 2022 season; he was purchased by the franchise for 9 crores (INR)
Axar Patel is a slow left-arm conventional bowler and left-handed batsman. He competes for the said Indian cricket team as a Bowling All-Rounder. Axar Patel was born in India and practices Hinduism, with a $5 million net worth (INR 36.6 Crores).
He also enjoys swimming as a hobby.
Domestic Career of Axar Patel
Axar Patel made his debut for Gujarat in just one first-class match, but he performed better in 2013. Axar Patel amassed 6 for 55 innings against Delhi in his II first-class encounter that year. He had never previously taken five wickets. Before the 2013 Indian Premier League, Axar Patel signed his maiden IPL deal with the Mumbai Indians, even though he sat on the sidelines the whole season. Axar Patel was selected for the India Red team’s roster for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy in August 2019. Patel was selected for India C’s roster for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October.
He has represented Gujarat in both List A and first-class cricket. He has so far participated in 40 first-class cricket games. His highest score in them was 110*, and he has made more than 1600 runs in them at an average of 34.2. He has recorded 13 half-centuries in addition to one century, making a total of one. He has 141 wickets in 141 innings of bowling. His 7/54 inning mark is his greatest bowling mark. He participated in 133 List-A matches, scoring 2000+ runs at a respectable average of 30.4. He has nine half-centuries to his credit but has yet to get a hundred in List-A cricket.
He has played in 151 T20 games and has amassed 1695 runs averaging 21.7 despite only scoring a few half-centuries. He also has taken 127 wickets, along with his career-best of 4/21, on the other hand providing our team with a handsome international cricket score.
IPL Career of Axar Patel
The Gujarati bowling all-rounder Axar Patel signed his first IPL contract with the Mumbai Indians in the year 2013, and after switching to the KXIP the following year, he became well-known in the league. In the IPL 9 (2016) match between Kings XI Punjab and Gujarat Lions, Axar even claimed a hat-trick by expelling Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, and Dwayne Bravo, in a quick sequence.
Axar was the second-most expensive player for Delhi Capitals after being a fixture in the KXIP lineup. He was purchased by the team for a staggering 5 crore rupees at the IPL auction ahead of the 2019 season. Later, the Delhi team retained his services for the IPL 2020 season.
Having his left-arm orthodox spinning perfectly balancing the team’s leg-spinners, Axar’s arrival in the squad improves the team’s bowling balance.
Patel was given a spot in the Indian One Day International team for the trip to Bangladesh as compensation for his strong performance in the 2014 IPL. He also featured in all 5 games of the 5-match series versus Sri Lanka as a member of the 15-man team, taking 11 wickets and scoring 31 runs with a strike rate of 178. He was given more time by the selectors, and as a result, he kept his place in the team for the year 2015 Cricket World Cup which was held in New Zealand and Australia.
After taking 3 wickets against Zimbabwe on June 20, 2016, Axar moved up to position 13 in the ICC ODI rankings, just three spots below India’s highest-ranked bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin.
He warmed the bench throughout the tournament, though, not received a single match. He was selected as a stand-by player with India’s team for the Cricket World Cup, in 2019. While he was bowling, he was fairly frugal and succeeded in taking three wickets despite not having the opportunity to bat. India chose to bat first after winning the toss in the game.
Axar was also overlooked for the Champions Trophy, in 2017 because Jadeja’s background was considered more important than Axar’s. Axar appeared to be a regular member of the team when the selectors dropped R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the Champions Trophy, but the development of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav forced the Gujarati to make room for them. In 2017, against New Zealand, Axar last participated in an ODI.
Debut in test cricket
Axar Patel was included in India’s Test team for the series against England in January 2021. After a hiatus of over three years, he returned to international cricket and earned his Test debut versus England. Joe Root was the victim of his first international match wicket. Axar Patel grabbed five wickets in the same game, becoming the 9th Indian bowler to accomplish it on his debut. He did this during England’s second innings.
Awards and Recognition
Additionally, he has received some honors for his contributions to Indian cricket.
- They are the 2014 IPL Emerging Player Award and the BCCI Cricket player of the Year (Under-19 category).
- He recorded his Twenty20 career-best figures of 3/9 (3) against New Zealand on November 21, 2021, and was named “Man of the Match.”
- In the 2014 IPL, Axar also received the “Emerging Player of the Tournament” title.
He has not played a huge amount of cricket in his entire career because he is still only 27 years old. Watching how things play out will be intriguing.