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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

IPL 2017

Kings XI reboot hinged on Indian bowlers

Apr 4, 2017: The coaching and captaincy duties have changed hands for Punjab, but the core group that remains intact will have to find ways to overcome scars of the last two seasons

Shashank Kishore

Indian Premier League 2017

Knocking on (national) eleven's door

Mar 18, 2017: The IPL has catapulted many unknown faces on to the international scene over the years. Here are ten of IPL's best finds

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New Zealand in India 2016-17

Outstanding Mishra, a rejuvenated Dhoni

Oct 30, 2016: Given the lack of ODIs in their schedule before next year's Champions Trophy, India will be happy with the results of some of their experiments during the series against New Zealand

Arun Venugopal

Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group A, 1st round, 4th day

MP pocket full points; Juneja, Axar star for Gujarat

Oct 9, 2016: A round-up of all the Group A fixtures from the first round of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy matches on October 9, 2016

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Zimbabwe v India, 3rd T20I, Harare

Bangar hails Dhoni's mentoring skills

Jun 22, 2016: Sanjay Bangar, India's interim head coach, has said MS Dhoni went out of his way to share his knowledge and experience with his young team-mates during their tour of Zimbabwe

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Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016, Rajkot

Lions' middle order could have batted better - assistant coach

May 2, 2016: Gujarat Lions assistant coach Shitanshu Kotak said his team's middle order should have seen the chase of 155 through against Kings XI Punjab on a good pitch after a rare top-order failure

Arun Venugopal in Rajkot

28th match, Rajkot

Hat-trick hero, Axar Patel, helps Punjab pip Gujarat

May 2, 2016: A hat-trick from Axar Patel - the first of the 2016 season - helped Punjab comfortably trump Gujarat by 23 runs in the Indian Twenty20 competition in Rajkot on Sunday.

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