Axar Patel Reveals The Change Of Pace Helped Him To Take Wickets
By CricShots - Aug 8, 2022 11:27 am
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The Indian all-rounder, Axar Patel said that he mostly tried to vary his pace on the slow and low pitches in the Caribbean islands.  On Sunday, August 7, Patel earned the Player of the Match after he picked up a three-wicket haul in the fifth and final T20I against Nicholas Pooran’s men in the Caribbean.

axar Patel
Axar Patel

On the back of his spell, the Men in Blue registered another dominating win by 88 runs against West Indies and won the five-match T20I series 4-1. After being asked to chase down 189, the hosts lost three wickets in the powerplay, all of which were picked by Axar Patel, who also hit a six in his seven-ball knock of nine.

The 28-year-old Axar Patel stated that he tries to back his strength by hitting the right channels on a consistent basis.

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After receiving the man of the match award, Axar Patel said, “My plan was to vary my pace. I knew wickets were slow. And tried to bowl stump to stump. The main thing is that I need to back my strength, because in T20s, batters try to hit you. So you just focus on bowling good areas and using your strength and your pace.”

Axar Patel
Axar Patel bowled a brilliant spell

Patel also refused to be tagged as a bowling or batting all-rounder. Explaining the same, the all-rounder said, “The wickets felt similar to the ones I played in the Caribbean earlier on. The wickets for the one-dayers were similar, and then when I played the last two T20Is, it helped.”

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After Axar Patel picked three wickets in the powerplay, India bowled West Indies out for 100 in 15.4 overs. Patel got the apt support from wrist spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi, who both picked up a combined tally of seven wickets.