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‘Dulha’ Axar Patel Arrives At His Wedding Amid Huge Pomp And Show, Video Goes Viral

Axar Patel Wedding: A groom's arrival at a wedding venue is always a memorable moment. Team India's star all-rounder Axar Patel is currently on a break from the sport to marry his fiance Meha Patel. A video is doing rounds on social media which shows Axar arriving at the wedding venue with people cheering for him in the background. Patel later tied the knot with Meha Patel in a vibrant traditional ceremony in the presence of their loved ones. Many congratulations to Axar Patel and Meha Patel on getting married. pic.twitter.com/7h4EvwiulU — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 26, 2023 Axar Patel's marriage procession, beautiful video. Congratulations to both! pic.twitter.com/jJYx2dEIMQ — CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) January 26, 2023 The crick...
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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Axar Patel emerges out of the shadows | Cricket News – Times of India

Always believed in his batting potential, says coach RathourTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For long, Axar Patel has lived under the shadow of Ravindra Jadeja. The two have similar attributes with the bat and ball but Jadeja holds the edge, especially when it comes to fielding. Seen as a like-for-like replacement, Axar has always stepped in to fill the void left by Jadeja.With Jadeja going through a lengthy injury lay-off, the Gujarat left-arm spin-bowling allrounder has had an extended run with the Indian team and has proved that he is a more than able replacement. In fact, his numbers have vastly improved in the last year, especially in ODIs. Axar claimed 10 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 25. 70 in 8 ODIs and smashed 168 runs at an average of 42. 00 last year. And he has started the new ...
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We always believed in Axar’s batting potential: Vikram Rathour

Axar Patel’s batting has given the team management extra options in the all-rounder department. | Photo Credit: PTI Axar Patel’s batting in recent times has been a revelation. Everyone knew his ability as a bowler but it was his lower-order batting that has caught the eye and has, to some extent, made up for Ravindra Jadeja’s absence in white-ball cricket.India batting coach Vikram Rathour said the team management had always believed Axar Patel had potential with the bat and that it gave the team an extra option.“He is really batting well at the moment. We always believed that he had a lot of potential with the bat. He has worked on it The kind of all-rounders we have, three guys can bat really well. Washington Sundar, Axar Patel and I am sure Ravindra Jadeja will back soon. As a team ...
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Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are not forced to sit out, says batting coach Vikram Rathour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's batting coach Vikram Rathour has cleared the air over raging controversy as why Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are not getting chances in the ODI set up despite their exploits in T20Is in recent times. According to Rathour both the in-form batters have not been forced to sit out as the other players are also doing good as well and they need to wait for their chances.Both Ishan Surya were not considered for the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing three-match series, leaving the fans and few former players surprised."They are not forced (to sit out), I mean, the others are doing good as well. As players they do understand that, and they need to wait for their opportunity, and they are preparing for that, they train hard and whenever that opportunity comes...
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Rahul, Axar to miss NZ white-ball series; Suryakumar, Ishan included for Australia Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel will skip the New Zealand white-ball home series due to family commitments but will return for the Australia Tests, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday. The newly formed selection committee led by Chetan Sharma announced multiple squads that saw Suryakumar Yadav featuring in the Test team for Australia series. Ishan Kishan has also been named in the India Test squad. India will play the New Zealand T20Is under the leadership of Hardik Pandya as the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli won't be featuring in the shortest format. The board announced the squad for the first two Tests against Australia which also has Ravindra Jadeja, whose inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness.Prithvi Shaw, who re...
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Need to address batting woes before World Cup: Sri Lanka coach | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Sri Lanka head coach Chris Silverwood has blamed the senior batters for failing to step up in the second ODI and said they will have to "learn their lessons" before they return to India for the World Cup later this year.From 103 for 1 in 17.2 overs, Sri Lanka were done in by some quality spin bowling and folded for a paltry 215 inside 40 overs after opting to bat on a beautiful flat deck at Eden Gardens.India overcame some early jitters to secure a four-wicket win that gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series."We got ourselves to blame. We had a great start which was superb. But when the spin came on we lost wickets at regular intervals and put us under pressure," Silverwood said at the post-match media conference here on Thursday."We can't keep losing w...
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‘The only request I had from him was more contribution from his batting’: Hardik Pandya on Axar Patel

From a 2-1 series win against Sri Lanka in the T20Is as India shifted focus to the 50-over format, Hardik Pandya switched the captaincy cap with the vice-captain one. Ahead of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the T20 skipper Hardik Pandya revealed how all-rounder Axar Patel’s contribution has been helping team India lately. Speaking on Axar’s utility as a batter and how it makes his job easier, Hardik said, “He has worked tremendously well, helps my life knowing Axar is after me, helps the team play a certain balance.” “He’s upped his game massively in the recent past, makes the team feel more confident. It has made a big difference, the only request I had from him was more contribution from his batting,” Pandya added. In the first T20I, Axa...
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3rd T20I: Pacers, top order in focus as India look to win series against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: The young pace bowling unit will look to pick up pieces from the hammering of previous night even as the Indian top-order itches to put in a meaningful performance against Sri Lanka in the decider of the three-match T20I series here on Saturday.After eking out a narrow last-ball win in the opener, India fell short by 16-run defeat as Sri Lanka levelled the three-match series 1-1.The inconsistency of a young attack was one of the reasons for the defeat but going forward Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi will know that it was great learning experience for them.They erred in their lines and didn't always bowl the fuller length, making the Sri Lankan batters job easy to guide the pace of the short pitched stuff.The Indian bowling unit bled runs with left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who retu...
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Our stocks are now pretty good in spin all-rounder’s department: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Head coach Rahul Dravid is happy with the way the Indian spin-bowling all-rounder's department is shaping up, saying "our stocks are pretty good at the moment."Dravid also indicated that Ravindra Jadeja could be in the mix very soon, which will put the India in happy space vis-à-vis the spin all-rounder's department."I think in our spin bowling all-rounder's slot our stocks are pretty good at the moment," Dravid said at the post-match press conference after India's 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Thursday."Shahbaz (Ahmed) was also part of the squad and considering that Washington (Sundar) is there and then Jadeja as well so we are happy with that," he added.With Axar Patel playing his role to perfection on Thursday, taking two wickets in an economical spel...
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Rahul Dravid happy with India’s spin all-rounder’s department

Indian Players along with coach Rahul Dravid during a practice session. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Head coach Rahul Dravid is happy with the way the Indian spin-bowling all-rounder's department is shaping up, saying "our stocks are pretty good at the moment." Dravid also indicated that Ravindra Jadeja could be in the mix very soon, which will put India in happy space vis-a-vis the spin all-rounder's department. "I think in our spin bowling all-rounder's slot our stocks are pretty good at the moment," Dravid said at the post-match press conference after India's 16-run loss in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. "Shahbaz (Ahmed) was also part of the squad and considering that Washington (Sundar) is there and then Jadeja as well so we are happy with that," he added. W...
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Axar, Surya almost pull off the impossible before Lanka level T20I series

The world around Axar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav was a mad scramble. Fielders rattling endlessly in their sing-song tone; spectators screeching in frustration in the gallery, some hurriedly filing out; their colleagues, one after the other, losing their heads; the gazes from the dugout wandering aimlessly, as though the embers of hope were flickering out, as though each stride and step was taking them closer to the edge of the cliff. India’s Axar Patel bats during the second Twenty20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Pune, India, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. ( AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade ) But the pair was immune to all the fatalism and pessimism around them. They saw hope when there was none to be found; they found life when no traces were visible. Together, they completed a near-i...
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No-ball in any format is a crime: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having suffered a narrow two-run defeat in the first T20I, Sri Lanka fought back brilliantly to draw level in the series with 16-run victory over India in the second match on Thursday in Pune.The reason behind India's defeat largely belonged to the seven no-balls that the hosts bowled of which Sri Lanka took the maximum advantage to post a mammoth 206/6.Of the seven no-balls, India pacer Arshdeep Singh, who was making a comeback after being sidelined with an injury, had a terrible day in the office as he bowled five no-balls. The left-arm pacer bowled a hat-trick of no-balls in his first over that made him the first Indian bowler to own this unwanted record.Speaking in the post match presentation, skipper Hardik Pandya clearly seemed unhappy over India's lacklustre bowling pe...
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India vs Sri Lanka: When you are batting at No. 6, you need to be ready for collapse, says Deepak Hooda | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Deepak Hooda understands the difficulties of batting at tricky No. 6 position in T20Is and has conditioned himself for any sort of collapse, like it happened in India's narrow win against Sri Lanka in opening game.Hooda came in with India precariously placed at 77 for 4 and his 23-ball 41 with four sixes got India to a defendable total of 162.His effort earned him the 'Player of the Match' award.Asked if there was pressure on him when he came in to bat during a crucial part of the innings with India having lost the top and middle order, Hooda said, "I was pretty clear in my mind that if we lose early wickets we have to build a partnership and when you are batting lower down the order at No.6, for a situation like that, being a cricketer, you have to be ready for that. A collapse...
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India vs Sri Lanka: I was waiting for this day, says India’s new T20I hero Shivam Mavi | Cricket News – Times of India

Shivam Mavi's four-wicket haul on debut in the first T20I of India's three-match home series against Sri Lanka turned him into an international star overnight, but the right-arm pacer said he had been "waiting for this moment" ever since his Under-19 days.Right-arm pacer Mavi's spell of 4/22 was critical to India's win on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai; however, the hosts were ran close by the Lankans in the end, winning by just two runs in a thrilling finish. "I was waiting for six years after playing (India) U-19. Had to work hard in those six years, got injured as well. For a while it looked like my dream will remain a dream, but I kept at it," the 24-year-old Mavi said at the post-match presentation."Having played the IPL (for Kolkata Knight Riders), the nervousness is a ...
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‘Even if you get hit, it’s fine’: Hardik Pandya to Shivam Mavi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young pacer Shivam Mavi made a memorable debut after Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel led a remarkable recovery with their unbeaten 68-run stand as India survived anxious moments to clinch a nail-biting two-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Tuesday.With this victory India lead the three-match series 1-0. The right-arm pacer Mavi returned figures of 4/22 which are the third best figures for India on T20I debut after Barinder Sran (4/10) and Pragyan Ojha (4/21).Mavi's success lies in his skipper's belief after the 24-year-old pacer was given the free hand by Hardik Pandya to not think about getting hit."I have seen him (Mavi) bowling well in the IPL and I just told him to simply bowl. I told him, 'I am backing you. Even if you get hit, it's fine," Pandya said in the po...
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Watch: Virat Kohli gets angry as Bangladesh players go berserk after his dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli witnessed a bad day at the office during the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Firstly, the Indian batter dropped Litton Das twice in the slip cordon and then failed miserably with the bat as he fell cheaply that left India in deep trouble.Kohli got into the verbal duel with Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan after being dismissed for 1. The former skipper Kohli endured a horrible time in the middle and had a tough time negotiating with Bangladesh spinners.They gonna regret it #INDvBAN #CricketTwitter #ViratKohli https://t.co/0iNF3eFLxU— SAKSHAM (@SakshamTweetss) 1671888444000Kohli looked to defend Mehidy Hasan's delivery towards cover but took the edge and Mominul Haque took a sharp catch at the short leg. Bangladesh players went berser...
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‘Axar Patel’s promotion ahead of Virat Kohli hard to understand’: Sunil Gavaskar

India had lost two wickets in the chase of the 145-run target when they sent the left-handed Axar Patel ahead of Virat Kohli at No. 4. India were reduced to 45 for 4 at stumps on day 3 with Axar unbeaten on 26. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar wasn’t quite pleased with the move. “It doesn’t send good signals to Kohli. To the world’s best batsman that you bat down. Unless Kohli himself asked for it; then it’s different matter. We don’t know what happenned in change room. But it’s hard to understand. Axar has played well, of course,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports. It didn’t help Kohli much as he fell to just 1 in 22 balls, edging to short-leg. Bangladesh’s off spinner Mehidy Miraz stunned the Indians with a three-wicket haul from his 8 overs to turn the pressure on India, who now need 1...
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IND vs. BAN, 2nd Test | India move towards victory, reduce Bangladesh to 71/4 at lunch

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with his teammates after the dismissal of Bangladesh’s Nazmul Hasan Shanto (R) during the third day of the second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday, December 24, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP Indian bowlers put their side on course for a series-clinching victory as they reduced Bangladesh to 71 for 4 at lunch on the third day of the second Test here on Saturday, December 24, 2022.Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj and Jaydev Unadkat struck once each in the first session of the day to put Bangladesh in a spot of bother. Resuming from the overnight score of 7/0, the hosts trail India by 16 runs. Zakir Hasan and Litton Das were on 37 and 0 respectively when lun...
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Sunil Gavaskar slams ‘unbelievable’ exclusion of Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday slammed the "unbelievable" exclusion of left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav from the India playing XI for the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Kuldeep had career-best figures of 5/40 in the first innings in the opening Test at Chattogram and backed it up with three wickets in the second innings for a career-best match figures of 8/113 as India defeated Bangaldesh by 188 runs.But Kuldeep was replaced by left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat in the second Test, which got under way at Mirpur on Thursday, making Gavaskar, former Test bowler Dodda Ganesh and former women's captain Anjum Chopra wonder why the team management had taken such a decision."Dropping a Man of the Match, that is unbelievable. That's the only word I can use ...
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ICC Test rankings: Axar Patel surges to career-best position, Kuldeep Yadav jumps 19 spots | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India all-rounder Axar Patel jumped 20 spots to reach a career-best 18th position while spinner Kuldeep Yadav catapulted 19 places to 49th in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Wednesday.Kuldeep, who was adjudged the Player of the Match for his eight for 113 in the first Test of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) against Bangladesh, has 455 rating points.Axar, who claimed five five scalps in the match, has 650 points as he broke into the top 20.Meanwhile, the injured Jasprit Bumrah (4th) and Ravichandran Ashwin (5th) continued their stay in top five.Among batters, veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and young Shubman Gill jumped 10 positions each to be 16th and 54th.Pujara knocks of 90 and 102 in the first Test against Bangladesh last week helped him break into the top 20 with 664...