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India in Sri Lanka 2015

Veterans' inclusions mock India's spin reserves

Jul 23, 2015: Admirable as it is that two experienced spinners have shown enough fitness to be allowed a comeback at this age, experts are not happy with what this says about the team's future

Sidharth Monga

Why have Jadeja and Axar gone off the boil?

Jun 20, 2015: Both left-arm spinners have fallen into a rut, and it comes down to subtle technical changes made wittingly or otherwise to their bowling

Aakash Chopra

India news

'Don't want to be just a limited-overs player' - Axar Patel

Jun 5, 2015: Axar Patel wants to be in the Indian side for the World T20 in March next year and is also working towards a maiden Test call-up

Amol Karhadkar

IPL 2015

Axar Patel focused on improving batting

Apr 25, 2015: Axar Patel regards himself as a batting allrounder and said he was putting in a lot of work at the Kings XI Punjab nets

Arun Venugopal

India news

A few spots in focus in India's World Cup squad

Jan 5, 2015: Four slots will be up for grabs when the national selection panel sits down to pick India's squad for World Cup 2015 on Tuesday in Mumbai

Amol Karhadkar

India in Australia 2014-15

Akshar to replace injured Jadeja in Test squad

Dec 22, 2014: Akshar Patel, the Gujarat left-arm spinner, has been picked to replace Ravindra Jadeja in India's squad for the remainder of the Test series in Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group B, 3rd round, 1st day

Awana, Saini fold Rajasthan for 141

Dec 21, 2014: A round-up of the Ranji Trophy Group B matches played on December 21, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2014-15

Can J&K show they belong with the big boys?

Dec 5, 2014: A preview of the prospects of Jammu & Kashmir, Baroda and Gujarat ahead of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Zone v West Zone, Deodhar Trophy, semi-final, Mumbai

Akshar Patel targets World Cup spot

Dec 1, 2014: Akshar Patel has admitted that World Cup selection was at the back of his mind, though he is trying hard to take it one game at a time

Amol Karhadkar

West Zone v South Zone, Deodhar Trophy semi-final

Akshar, Suryakumar power West Zone into final

Dec 1, 2014: Akshar Patel's match-winning unbeaten 64 off 38 balls helped West Zone snatch the Deodhar Trophy semi-final away from South Zone

Amol Karhadkar

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Hyderabad

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

Nov 9, 2014: A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already imperiled innings, and set the visitors on course for a third hiding on the trot

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

West Indies in India 2014-15

Akshar Patel included for remaining WI ODIs

Oct 14, 2014: Akshar Patel, the Gujarat and Kings XI Punjab left-arm spinner, has been added as the 15th member to an otherwise unchanged India squad for the remaining two ODIs against West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kings XI v Tridents, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali

'See myself as batting allrounder'- Akshar

Sep 21, 2014: Kings XI Punjab's Akshar Patel said he was happy with the opportunity to show his potential as a batting allrounder during the side's four-wicket win against Barbados Tridents

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kings XI v Tridents, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali

Miller, Akshar ace Kings XI chase

Sep 20, 2014: The Kings XI Punjab production line of batsmen was under threat of being shortcircuited again. But Akshar Patel strode in at No. 8 and clobbered 20 runs off the penultimate over to script a second successive victory in Mohali

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Australia A v India A, Quadrangular Series, final, Darwin

Dhawan, Akshar guide India A to title in tense finish

Aug 2, 2014: Rishi Dhawan and Akshar Patel held their nerve in a counterattacking stand of 93 in 12.3 overs to stun Australia A in the Quadrangular Series final

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Big stage brings out best in Akshar Patel

Jun 3, 2014: One of the brightest talents to emerge from the IPL has impressed with his ability to stay on top of the best batsmen and team-mates have been impressed by his all-round ability

Amol Karhadkar

IPL 2014

Everything to like about Kings XI starts with Bangar - Bailey

Jun 2, 2014: Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has attributed much of the team's success in IPL 2014 to the coach Sanjay Bangar, in moulding a new team together and getting the best out of uncapped Indian players

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2014

Bursting onto the big stage

Jun 2, 2014: How five young, uncapped Indians impressed at IPL 2014

Abhishek Purohit

Knight Riders v Kings XI, IPL 2014, final, Bangalore

The unfancied boys who never backed down

Jun 1, 2014: The IPL has derived its star value from players who tug at the fans' heartstrings. Yet on the biggest day of the season, it was five unfancied boys who demanded the spotlight and eclipsed everyone else

Alagappan Muthu

Gujarat v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Valsad, 4th day

Abdulla takes Mumbai to knockouts

Jan 2, 2014: Mumbai's spinners, led by Iqbal Abdulla, triggered a dramatic collapse on the final day in Valsad as Gujarat lost their last six wickets for only 12 runs

The Report by Amol Karhadkar in Valsad
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