Akshar Patel


Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

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He wanted to be an engineer before his father encouraged him to play competitive cricket.


Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox







Not many people had heard of Akshar Patel before the 2014 Indian Premier League when the allrounder impressed for Kings XI Punjab with 17 wickets and was named emerging player of the tournament.

That performance brought the off-spinner to the attention of national selectors and Patel made his one-day international debut against Bangladesh in June 2014.

Patel, made his competitive debut in early 2012 playing for his home state Gujarat and was one of the key players in India under-23s’ title win in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013.

Patel played nine one-day internationals for India in 2014, with his best performance against Sri Lanka in November when he took 3-40.



Kings XI shock high-flying Gujarat

Murali Vijay's half-century and Axar Patel's hat-trick were key factors in Kings XI Punjab's upset win over table-topping Gujarat in the IPL

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Patel tames Lions with hat-trick

Kings XI spinner Axar Patel took four wickets in five balls - including a hat-trick - to run through Gujarat Lions' batting order

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Axar Patel's 'massive bouncer'

The slow left-arm orthodox of India's Axar Patel had Brett Lee comparing his bounce to West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose

Patel named to replace banned Jadeja

Spin-bowling allrounder could make his Test debut for India against Sri Lanka from Saturday in Kandy

India leave it late on spinners call

A last-minute pitch inspection will decide the make-up of India's team with questions over their slow-bowling and middle order