India vs New Zealand: Axar Patel Joins Elite List Of Bowlers With 5th Five-Wicket Haul In Tests


Axar Patel has made a terrific begin to his Take a look at profession in 2021

Axar Patel has had a dream run within the longest format of the sport ever since making his debut within the Take a look at sequence in opposition to England in February earlier this 12 months. On Saturday, Axar picked up his fifth five-wicket haul in Take a look at cricket within the 7 innings that he has bowled in and that has ensured that the left-arm spinner has joined an elite record of bowlers who’ve reached the milestone in fast time. Axar is now joint second quickest to 5 5-wicket hauls in Take a look at cricket. Axar is tied with Australian Charlie Turner and Englishman Tom Richardson, within the second place as all of them have taken 7 innings to achieve the milestone.

Australian Rodney Hogg holds the document for the quickest to five five-wicket hauls in Assessments, which he accomplished in simply 6 innings.

Axar has been distinctive together with his bowling in Assessments as he has made life tough for batters together with his flight, flip and bounce. He began his profession in opposition to England with figures of two/40 after which adopted that up with three straight five-wicket hauls. He was unfortunate to select solely four wickets in his subsequent innings, however produced two back-to-back fifers after that, the final of which got here within the first innings of the continuing first Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand in Kanpur, the place he completed with figures of 5/62.


Axar shall be considered one of India’s key weapons on the ultimate day of the match on Monday, with the hosts needing to select 9 wickets to win the match.

What has been nice to look at is the way in which Axar has bowled even after the presence of two stalwarts like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja within the group and has for many elements outshone his extra illustrious colleagues within the match.

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