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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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Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016, Rajkot

Axar hat-trick helps Kings XI topple Lions

May 1, 2016: Axar Patel took four wickets in five balls, including the first hat-trick of the season, to pave the way for Kings XI Punjab's -run win against table-toppers Gujarat Lions in Rajkot

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Delhi v Gujarat, Vijay Hazare Trophy final 2015-16, Bangalore

Axar threat looms for top-heavy Delhi

Dec 27, 2015: Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi will be gunning for their second Vijay Hazare Trophy title against plucky Gujarat

The Preview by Sidharth Monga in Bangalore

Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, 2nd Semi-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Axar revels in cocktail of flight and turn

Dec 26, 2015: "To get wickets against my style of bowling is extremely satisfying," says all-rounder after taking Gujarat into their first final in four years

Sidharth Monga in Alur

Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, 2nd Semi-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Six-star Axar extinguishes Tamil Nadu's flame

Dec 26, 2015: In a spin-off between two India spinners, Axar Patel helped Gujarat prevail over R Ashwin's Tamil Nadu in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, played in Alur

The report by Sidharth Monga in Alur

Vidarbha v Gujarat, 4th quarter-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Parthiv, Axar guide Gujarat through in nervy chase

Dec 24, 2015: Gujarat sealed a nervy chase with the help of a 36-run ninth-wicket stand against Vidarbha in Alur, to book their place in the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy

The Report by Shashank Kishore in Alur

India news

Took Gavaskar's criticism in my stride - Axar

Dec 23, 2015: Axar Patel has responded to criticism laid on him by Sunil Gavaskar in July by saying he was eager to prove his ability with consistent performances in India's upcoming limited-overs schedule

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group B

Gujarat into knockouts after brushing past Kerala

Dec 18, 2015: A round-up of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group B matches played on December 18, 2015

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