Axar Patel, born 20 January 1994; is an Indian senior cricketer who represents Gujarat in county cricket; and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed; and bowls delayed left-arm orthodox. He gained domestic recognition in 2013; Patel collected 6 for 55 in the first session of his second first-class match; versus Delhi in November 2013. It was his first five-wicket performance. Later, Patel appeared in only one first-class match for Gujarat in his rookie season; but had a more strong season in 2013. The left-arm spinner, who was predominantly a spinning all-rounder, signed his maiden IPL deal with the Mumbai Indians before the 2013 season, albeit he sat out the entire season.
Furthermore, Taking seven wickets; along with a four-for in the semi-final versus UAE; he was indeed a crucial contribution to India Under-23s’ championship success in the 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup. In the 2013/14 Ranji Trophy; he was among Gujarat’s most consistent performers; ending the season with 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and 29 wickets at an average of 23.58. Later, Axar was selected the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012/13 season in early 2014. Moreover, Patel was picked to the India Red team’s roster for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy in August 2019. He was picked to India C’s team; for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019.
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Firstly, Patel was secured by the IPL ownership group of Mumbai Indians in 2013; although did not play until he was removed. Subsequently, in 2014, he was signed by Kings XI Punjab; he had an outstanding season with 17 wickets. For the 2015 IPL season; he was maintained by Kings XI Punjab. In 2015, batting lower down the pecking order, he managed to score 206 runs and took 13 wickets for Kings XI Punjab. Later, In May 2016, in a match versus the Gujarat Lions in Rajkot, he claimed four wickets in five balls; including the first hat-trick of the 2016 IPL, to set up Kings XI Punjab’s 23-run victory against the table-toppers Gujarat Lions. Kings XI Punjab signed him to a new contract for the 2018 – 19 season.
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