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Axar Patel
Opinion  /  Published 11.12.21

Wodehouse: balm for the soul

The hottest ticket for Indians who find themselves in London is the stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi, which I have now seen, and I concur with all the rave ...
By Amit Roy

Cricket  /  Published 06.12.21

Axar relishes ‘dream year’

In his very first year in Test cricket, Axar Patel has made a name for himself. This is his fifth Test appearance, he has so far taken 36 wickets and has also scored 179 runs with the bat, coming in t...
By A Staff Reporter

Sports  /  Published 28.11.21

Success mantra for spin hero: Adapt and amend

Accuracy is Axar Patel’s forte. Like senior pros Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, Axar too wasn’t really effective against the New Zealand openers on Friday. But he reorganised h...
By A Staff Reporter

Sports  /  Published 28.11.21

Axar turns it in India’s favour

Axar Patel never depends only on the turn to turn things in his favour. He knows how to make use of the crease, pitching the ball in the right areas, and also exploits the variable bounce in the wicke...
By Sayak Banerjee

Cricket  /  Published 27.11.21

Black Caps falter after strong start

India reached 14 for one in their second innings at stumps after dismissing New Zealand for 296 on the third day of the opening Test here on Saturday. Opener Mayank Agarwal (4) and Cheteshwar Pujara ...
By Our Bureau

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Cricket  /  Published 25.11.21

Black Caps face trial by spin at Green Park

Circumstances were different five years ago when New Zealand last toured India for a Test series. Little did one know then that a pandemic would nearly paralyse normal life three-and-a-half years down...
By Sayak Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 13.10.21

T20 World Cup: Shardul in, axe falls on Axar

India have finally added another fast-bowler to their squad for the T20 World Cup as it was announced on Wednesday that Shardul Thakur will be replacing Axar Patel in XV. The squad picked earlier had...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 08.09.21

India announce T20 World Cup squad

  Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be India's mentor at T20 World Cup to assist head coach Ravi Shastri, said BCCI. Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Wednesday incl...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 03.04.21

IPL: Axar Patel tests Covid positive

  Delhi Capitals' and India all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19 and kept in isolation, the IPL franchise said on Saturday. Patel is the second IPL player to have returne...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 07.03.21

Short story: Two days then, three now

England’s batting once again fell apart like a sand castle, unable to stand up to the guile of the Indian spinners. And this time, they did not even have the cushion of a debatable pitch to blam...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta


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