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Asia Cup 2018

Hardik, Axar, Shardul all out of Asia Cup with injury

Sep 20, 2018: Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul come into the India squad as replacements

Shashank Kishore in Dubai

Glamorgan v Durham, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Cardiff

Axar Patel left stranded on 95 but sets Durham up for victory

Aug 20, 2018: Glamorgan's batting subsided again as they closed on 79 for 7 with only rain saving them from a two-day defeat

ECB Reporters Network

England Lions v India A, Tri-series final, The Oval

Dravid pleased with 'bench strength' being developed for India

Jul 3, 2018: With a year to go for the World Cup, the India A coach believes his players are progressing well enough to serve as excellent back-ups to the senior team should the need arise

Alan Gardner at The Oval

India A v West Indies A, Tri-series, Wantage Road

Hanuma Vihari and Prithvi Shaw hundreds flatten West Indies A

Jun 29, 2018: India A proved far too powerful as they warmed up for next week's final against England Lions with a dominant display

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill in India A squads for England tour

May 8, 2018: M Vijay, Mohammed Shami and Wriddhiman Saha will play for India A in their third and final four-day match to prepare for the first Test against England

Shashank Kishore

India news

Axar Patel gains county contract with Durham

Apr 9, 2018: The left-arm spin-bowling allrounder is the third Indian player after Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron to bag a county cricket contract in 2018

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in India 2017-18

Rotation deepening India's bowling pool

Oct 24, 2017: India's policy of resting and rotating their bowlers over the last few months has helped them build a broad collection of quicks and spinners for different formats, keeping them match-fit while ensuring no one has been overburdened

Vishal Dikshit

India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Kolkata

Kuldeep, Chahal, and cracking the India XI

Sep 19, 2017: The two wristspinners lend edge and variety to the attack but they might be in direct competition with each other in a settled Indian team

Alagappan Muthu in Kolkata

Australia in India 2016-17

Jadeja returns to India's ODI squad

Sep 16, 2017: He replaces Axar Patel, who sprained his left ankle during a training session ahead of the first ODI, which takes place in Chennai on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Australia 2017-18

Tracing the trajectory of Axar's fledgling career

Sep 14, 2017: He has been stepping into the breach when required and receding into the background after doing his job. A few handy knocks against Australia could give Axar Patel a longer stay in the team

Arun Venugopal

Sri Lanka v India, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kohli credits Bumrah, spinners for series sweep

Sep 4, 2017: India's captain was also pleased with his batsmen and said the next step was to introduce some flexibility

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Dhawan leads brutal rout of Sri Lanka

Aug 20, 2017: After India's spinners dismissed the hosts for 216, Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 of 90 balls to finish the chase in 28.5 overs

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Axar Patel called in as Jadeja replacement

Aug 9, 2017: The left-arm spin-bowling allrounder is a like-for-like replacement for the suspended Ravindra Jadeja

ESPNcricinfo staff

India A v Afghanistan A, SA tri-series, Pretoria

Vijay Shankar, Axar star as India A win

Jul 28, 2017: India A coasted to a seven-wicket win after Karun Nair built on the bowlers' good work to make a half-century

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2017

Are Ashwin and Jadeja declining ODI forces?

Jun 19, 2017: India's two leading spinners took only five wickets between them in the Champions Trophy, but is that a surprise considering how little one-day cricket they have played recently?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Bengaluru

Axar Patel, effective allrounder? Check

May 6, 2017: Axar Patel first gave Kings XI something to bowl at with a whirlwind cameo on a tricky track, then made sure they closed down RCB's chase with twin strikes at the death

Deivarayan Muthu in Bengaluru

Sharma, Patel fox Bangalore with crafty bowling display

May 6, 2017: Sandeep Sharma became the first bowler to dismiss Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the same innings

ESPNcricinfo staff

Axar, Maxwell's spin in tandem scythes through Daredevils

Apr 30, 2017: Axar Patel and Glenn Maxwell built on a strong start to run through Delhi Daredevils' middle order in economical spells of spin bowling

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Axar's impact with bat and ball takes Kings XI home

Apr 23, 2017: Axar Patel had a fine all-round day, two wickets to go with his 17-ball 34, leading the Kings XI Punjab past a strong Gujarat Lions side

Sidharth Monga

Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Kings XI defend 188 for first away win

Apr 23, 2017: Kings XI Punjab defended their score of 188 by 26 runs against Gujarat Lions for their first win on the road this season

The Report by Nikhil Kalro
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