|Full Name||Axar Rajeshbhai Patel|
|Role||Bowling All Rounder|
|Known For||"He was selected in India's 15-man squad for 2015 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand"|
|Born||20 January 1994||Age||23|
|Height||182 cm / 6'||Weight||60 kg / 132 lb|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat||Bowling Style||Left-arm orthodox|
Education and Family
|High School||-||College||Dharmsingh Desai University|
|Educational Qualification||Pursuing Engineering|
Axar Patel's Career
Not many people knew of Axar Patel until the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A left-arm spinner from Gujarat, Patel made his entry into competitive cricket in February 2012, playing a Vijay Hazare Trophy game for his state against Maharashtra in Mumbai.
He then made his Ranji Trophy debut against Madhya Pradesh in November 2012, but that was the only game he played that season, then He was given an IPL contract by Mumbai Indians for IPL-6, where also he did not get even a game in the entire season.
Patel went back to the domestic circuit and this time, Gujarat gave him a good run. He played seven matches in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy and had a great season. Not only was he amongst the runs, he also picked up 29 wickets to become his side's third highest wicket-taker.
This forced the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) management, to select this talented guy which turned out to be a master-stroke as Patel went on to become one the top performers with 17 wickets in the 2014 season.
Above heroics also earned him a place in India's squad for the tour of Bangladesh, after which he continued to bowl consistently well in the ODI series against Sri Lanka at home in 2014 and even kept Ravindra Jadeja out of the side for a few games. Impressed by his show, the selectors named him in the Indian squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup, but he didn't get the opportunity to perform in such a mega tournament.
Still he get back in the India squad for various tours, and one-day international series, while he made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015
On 20 June 2016, Axar moved to 13th place in ICC ODI rankings after he took three wickets against Zimbabwe, he was just three places behind India's highest-ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.
Well, this Young Man has is all career ahead, and we all are interested to be the witness of some awesome bowling and all-rounder records.
Achievements and Awards
- BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the Year 2014
- Emerging Player of the Tournament in IPL 7
- Man of the Match Award in Twenty20 International Cricket against Zimbabwe in 2015 with the bowling statistics : 4-0-17-3, which helped India to win this match by 54 runs.
- On 1 May 2016, during a match against the Gujarat Lions, he took four wickets in five balls, including the first hat-trick of the 2016 IPL season