India vs New Zealand: Hosts' spin attack combine plans, patience and a lot of Axar Patel to turn the screws on Kiwis
On a pitch that was far from a rank turner, Axar Patel was the star of the Indian spin attack that picked up nine wickets on day three of the Kanpur Test.
India vs New Zealand: Never saw myself as a white-ball specialist, says Axar Patel after five-for in first Test
The left-arm spinner took five wickets for 62 runs to bring India back in the first Test against New Zealand.
Check out photos from Day three of the first Test between India and New Zealand.
Gujarat man Axar has been terrific since he donned the India whites at the start of the year and now has as many as 32 wickets in just three and half Tests.
India vs New Zealand: Hosts' 3-0 win a fitting scoreline for a team that was led well, handled pressure better
Some series score lines don’t tell the full story, but on this occasion, 3-0 explained exactly how dominant India were.
India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel setup commanding win as Men in Blue sweep T20I series
It was a second back-to-back bilateral T20I series triumph with a clean sweep for India after beating the Black Caps 5-0 in their own den in 2020.
Axar Patel will replace Shardul Thakur in the list of standby players for the T20 World Cup.
Shimron Hetmyer's unbeaten 28 off 18 helped DC beat CSK and reach the top of the IPL 2021 league table.
Chasing a modest target of 137, DC prevailed over CSK with two balls to spare after a strong start on a day their captain Pant turned 24.
Hetmyer remained not out on a vital 28 off 18 balls, including a crucial six in the penultimate over.
The IPL, which was suspended midway into the 14th season of the league in May owing to multiple COVID-19 cases in their bio-bubble, resumes in the UAE on Sunday.
Virat Kohli leads, comeback for R Ashwin. Here is a look at India's T20 World Cup squad that was announced by the BCCI on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Ashwin last played white-ball cricket for India in 2017 before being sidelined from one-day cricket following the Champions Trophy.
World Test Championship Final: Indian players not allowed to meet each other for three days in Southampton
The Indian men's cricket team is currently in the middle of a short quarantine in Southampton.
Axar Patel took 27 wickets from three matches in his debut Test series.
Axar Patel conceded only seven runs in the Super Over paving the way for DC's win over SRH.
DC are currently placed second with 8 points from five games while SRH are seventh with a lone win.
How DC batsmen tackle Rashid Khan on Chennai pitch will hold key against SRH, says assistant coach Mohammad Kaif
Kaif added that batting on the pitch in Chennai has been difficult, but their experienced batting line-up is certainly up for the challenge.
Delhi Capitals and India all-rounder Axar Patel has rejoined his Indian Premier League side after staying in a medical care facility in Mumbai for nearly three weeks following a positive test result for COVID-19.
DC also has substituted injured captain Shreyas Iyer with Karnataka off-spinner Aniruddha Joshi.