Ajaz Patel News
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel is one of only three players to have taken 10 wickets in a Test innings.
Ajaz Patel on Monday won the ICC Player of the Month award for December following his stupendous 10-wicket haul against Virat Kohli and Co. in the second Test in Mumbai.
Besides Agarwal, who was nominated for his stellar performance in the Test series against New Zealand and South Africa, Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel and Australian pacer Mitchell Starc were also shortlisted for the award.
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The traditionally pace friendly conditions at home forced Patel's exclusion from the squad but the left-arm spinner said he will continue to fight for his place in the team
Stead expressed sympathy for Patel, who has failed to take a wicket in three Tests on home soil, despite his heroics in India.
Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket ball will have 'pride of place' in MCA museum, says Association president Vijay Patil
Earlier this month, the Mumbai-born 34-year-old Ajaz, a left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in Test history to return a 10-for in an innings after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in the city of his birth.
Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel, who became only the third player to take all 10 wickets in a Test innings, has moved up 23 slots to 38th after finishing with 14 wickets in the match
The 33-year-old Mumbai-born etched his name in history books last week when he took all 10 wickets in India's first innings in the city of his birth, becoming only third cricketer to do so after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble
India vs New Zealand: The rise of the two Patels, Mayank and Siraj's Mumbai heroics and other takeaways
The two-match Test series between India and New Zealand ended 1-0 in favour of the home team after their dominant 372-run victory in the second game in Mumbai
India vs New Zealand: Dream to play at Wankhede and achieve historic feat, says Ajaz Patel in an interview with R Ashwin
Ajaz Patel said it has been a "dream come true" to be able to play at the city of his birth and come up with a historic feat.
The tourists lost the second match by a huge margin, but their hard-fought draw in the opening game showed why they are World Test Championship holders
India vs New Zealand: 'Delight to watch', Richard Hadlee praises Ajaz Patel's performance after 10-wicket haul
"Congratulations to Ajaz on a superb bowling performance. It was a delight to watch. A well deserved reward, and a great moment for him, New Zealand cricket, and world cricket," Hadlee said in a statement.
Ajaz Patel makes history with 10-wicket innings haul as India dominate New Zealand on Day 2 in Mumbai
Patel became only the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to grab all 10 wickets in an innings as India ended the day with a 332-run lead after bowling the Black Caps out for a paltry 62.
In the space of 47.5 memorable overs, Ajaz stormed the record books, making the world sit up and take notice with figures of 10 for 119 on Day 2 of the second Test against India, in the city of his birth
Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings before Ajaz Patel on Saturday.
India vs New Zealand: Ajaz Patel takes 'Perfect 10' but hosts bowl out Kiwis for 62 to inch towards win
At the end of the Day 2 of Mumbai Test, India were 69 for no loss, with the lead swelling to 332 in their second innings
India vs New Zealand: 'Patel Indian ho ya New Zealand ka, kamal hi karta hai,' Twitter reacts to Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul
Patel became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings as India folded for 325 during the second session on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai on Friday
Patel said they have "firm faith and belief that we can perform in all conditions."