Axar Patel Biography: Records, Age, Cricket Career, ICC Rankings & Other details

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Axar Patel Biography: Axar Patel became the hero of the Indian Cricket Team with the bat as he scored an unbeaten 64 off just 35 balls to help the team chase down a big 312 run-target against West Indies in the second ODI (One Day International) in Port of Spain. Axar Patel’s credited win made sure that the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian Cricket team takes an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Axar Patel is an Indian International Cricketer who plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket and for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The all-rounder made his debut on June 15, 014 against Bangladesh and was also selected in India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand. On February 13, 2021, Axar Patel made his Test debut for India against England where he took 7 wickets.

Read Axar Patel Biography below and know more about his records, stats, cricket career, family, and other important details.

Axar Patel Biography

NameAxar Patel
BornJanuary 20, 1994
Age28 Years
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
BattingLeft-handed
TeamsDelhi Capitals, Indian National Cricket Team, Mumbai Indians, Durham County Cricket Club, Punjab Kings, Gujarat Cricket Team
EducationDharmsinh Desai University
ParentsRajesh Patel, Pritiben Patel
Fiancé Meha

Axar Patel Family, Early Life, Education, fiancé

Axar Patel was born on January 20, 1984, to Rajesh Patel and Pritiben Patel. His full name is Axar Rajeshbhai Patel and is also spelled as Akshar Patel. Axar Patel never wanted to be a cricketer and instead wanted to be a Mechanical Engineer. However, when he was 15 years old, his friend noticed his cricketing talent and suggested him to play in an inter-school tournament.

Axar Patel got engaged to his fiancé Meha on his birthday in January 2022. Meha is a dietician and a nutritionist by profession and she was born in Nadiad, Gujarat. Meha was also seen with Axar Patel on the UK tour.

Axar Patel Domestic Career

Axar Patel played just one first-class match in his debut season for Gujarat, however, had a more successful showing in 2013. In his second first-class match against Delhi in 2013, Axar Patel took 6 for 55 innings. This was his first five-wicket haul.

Axar Patel got his first Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2013, although he was on the bench for the entire season. In August 2019, Axar Patel was named in the India Red team’s squad for the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy. In October 2019, Patel was named in India C’s squad for the 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy.

Axar Patel IPL Career

Axar Patel was signed up by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013, however, did not get a chance to play until he was released. Axar Patel was then picked up by Punjab Kings XI in 2014 and had an impressive season with 17 wickets. For IPL 2015 season, Axar Patel was retained by the Kings XI Punjab and batting lower down the order, he scored 206 runs for the IPL team in 2015 in addition to taking 13 wickets.

On May 1, 2016, during a match against Gujarat Lions, Axar Patel took four wickets in five balls which also included the first hattrick of the 2016 IPL season. He was again retained by Kings XI Punjab for the 2018 season.

In December 2018, Axar Patel was signed up by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League and was retained by Delhi Capitals for the 2021 season.

Axar Patel International Career

After giving a marvelous performance in the 2014 IPL, Axar Patel was rewarded with a place in the Indian ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the first match of the series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and took 1/59 runs. Axar Patel was also part of India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

He made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on July 17, 2015, and was named as a stand-by player for India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Test debut

In January 2021, Axar Patel was named in India’s Test squad for their series against England. He made his Test debut against England and made his comeback in International Cricket after a gap of almost 3 years. His first international test wicket was of Joe Root. In the same match, Axar Patel took a five-wicket haul in England’s second innings, becoming the ninth Indian bowler to do so in a debut.

CompetitionTestODIT20IFC
Matches5381543
Runs scored106181781720
Batting average29.8312.9219.5033.07
100s/50s0/10/10/01/13
Top score5264*20*110*
Balls bowled7661,9083189537
Wickets364512162
Bowling average11.8631.3127.3124.66
5 wickets in innings5009
10 wickets in match1002
Best bowling6/383/343/97/54
Catches/stumpings1/–15/–5/–21/–

Axar Patel ICC Rankings

Current Rating595
Current Ranking25
Best Rating611
Best Ranking25
Total Wickets39
Bowling Average12.44

Axar Patel Awards

YearAwards
2014BCCI Under-19 Cricketer of the Year
2014Emerging Player of the tournament

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