IND vs SL: The most valuable players in cricket are still all-rounders. Axar Patel is turning out to be one of those all-rounders. He is seen as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja who has served as the backbone of an extremely successful Indian team.
Axar Patel made sure his departure was not missed. Though, by making another outstanding cameo on Thursday that included 12 runs on one ball. Since the Asia Cup 2022, Ravindra Jadeja has not played cricket due to a knee ailment for which he required surgery. This caused him to skip the T20 World Cup in 2022.
And he is presently recovering in an effort to be ready for the Australia Tests and the New Zealand white-ball series. In the second game against Sri Lanka on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, India put on an additional expert performance.
IND vs SL: A heroic KL Rahul was not out after 49 of 91 deliveries, needing just 25 runs to win. When they went down to 86/4 in the second inning, the squad appeared to be in trouble.
But a 75-run partnership involving Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul steadied the situation. Even so, once the latter left, the squad still needed 55 runs to win the series 2-0. But Axar Patel’s outstanding batting pretty much put all uncertainty to rest.
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IND vs SL: In the 37th over, when playing Chamika Karunaratne, Patel skillfully placed a cover drive over the gap for a boundary after latching onto a full ball on the second delivery. The third umpire called a no-ball, sending the buzzer resonating throughout the stadium. He rewarded the all-rounder with another chance to show off his hitting ability.
Karunaratne corrected his error under duress with a wide, but more suffering lay ahead for him. Little did the bowler know that the in-form hitter was almost ready for the stiff bouncer he had planned to startle Axar with.
Since 2022, the 28-year-old has been in superb form, averaging 38 in ODIs. He put on two flamboyant exhibitions of power hitting during the T20I series against the Lions. It includes a 65 and 2/24 in the second game.
Since Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t performed in 5 months owing to an illness. Gujarat’s other left-arm spinner has seamlessly integrated into the Indian side throughout all forms. He was once more the topic of conversation on Twitter.
As a result, several analysts have asserted that it will be very tough for Ravindra Jadeja to simply waltz back into the Indian team given how well Akshar is performing for India and Sundar also raising his hand.
Supporters of Team India have also started talking about this on social networking sites. The left-arm all-rounder, meanwhile, received a lot of trolling on Twitter from users who pointed out how Akshar and Sundar appear to have supplanted him as the Indian league’s primary spin all-rounders