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Axar Patel makes the STRONG claim in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence with 3/17 against Australia, all set to keep Deepak Hooda out, Check OUT


IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel on Tuesday made a strong claim in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder registered 3/17…

IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel on Tuesday made a strong claim in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja. The all-rounder registered 3/17 against Australia while bowling in the first T20 of the three-match series in Mohali at the PCA Stadium. With this performance, Axar has given the signal to the team management to whom to look for in absence of Jadeja. This also means chances for Deepak Hooda to be back in the playing XI have now been drastically reduced ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. Follow InsideSport.IN for updates about India vs Australia T20

IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel makes the STRONG claim in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence with 3/17 against Australia, all set to keep Deepak Hooda out, Check OUT

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Axar grabbed the opportunity with both hands vs Australia in the first T20 to showcase his talent as he is a like-to-like replacement for the CSK all-rounder, Jadeja.

With Ravindra Jadeja, India could afford to play him at No 5 or at No 7 depending on the situation. However, with both Hooda and Axar, there have been some limitations.

There will be a chance for Deepak Hooda if he manages to score some runs and does well with the ball whenever he gets the opportunity. But if Axar continues his brilliant bowling like today with some quick runs at No 6, he could keep the heat on the team management. The next 5 T20Is will decide who gets in against Pakistan on October 23. But at the moment all pressure will be on Hooda.

Before today, Axar participated in 11 T20 Internationals for India this year, taking 8 wickets at an 8.32 economy rate. The southpaw made waves with his batting prowess during India’s victory-clinching 64-run* performance off 35 balls against the West Indies earlier this year.

On the day when Aussies took all bowlers to the cleaners, Axar was the most economical Indian with a brilliant economy of 4.25. He dismissed Australia captain Aaron Finch and followed it with the important wickets of Cameroon Green and Josh Inglis. The southpaw brought Men in Blue back into the game when Aussies were coasting towards a comfortable victory.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel makes the STRONG claim in Ravindra Jadeja's absence with 3/17 against Australia, all set to keep Deepak Hooda out, Check OUT
IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel makes the STRONG claim in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence with 3/17 against Australia, all set to keep Deepak Hooda out, Check OUT 

IND vs AUS LIVE: Australia defeat India in 1st T20

Talking about the match, Australia conceded their highest-ever score in a T20I against India before conquering that total with 4 wickets remaining and 4 balls to spare. It is the second-most successful T20I chase in Australia’s history.

Cameron Green and Matthew Wade were the stars at either end of the innings for visitors but they had contributors throughout. Both fielding and bowling were equally at fault for India. Axar was sensational but every other bowler went for more than 11 per over.

IND vs AUS LIVE: Axar Patel makes STRONG claim in Ravindra Jadeja’s absence with 3/17 against Australia, all set to keep Deepak Hooda out, Check OUT





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