Axar Patel
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Axar Patel, who was named into the India squad after Ravindra Jadeja’s injury has delivered the goods in clinical moments. In the process, the dynamic all-rounder was awarded the Player of the Series for his contributions during the recently concluded India vs Australia series.

Following the series win, the 28-year-old said he was happy after being able to help India beat the Aussies 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. Axar finished as the leading wicket-taker, picking up eight wickets from three matches at an economy rate of 6.30 and conceding only 63 runs in 10 overs.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel (Image Credit: Twitter)

Axar Patel has been consistent throughout the series

Axar’s best figures of 3/17 in the series, however, came in a losing cause when India lost to Australia in the opening fixture at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. On Sunday, however, Axar’s three-wicket haul guided the Men in Blue through to a six-wicket victory at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Axar was quoted as saying to Suryakumar Yadav in a video that was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), “It’s a great feeling when you perform well for the team and help your team win a series. You can’t express your emotions, you can only feel them and I am feeling them right now.”

Axar Patel’s clinical display with the ball helped India seal the decisive 3rd T20I

During the decisive series decider on Sunday, Axar got the all-important wickets of opposition skipper Aaron Finch, Josh Inglis and Matthew Wade, who averages nearly 60 against India in T20Is. He also ran Glenn Maxwell out with a sharp throw from a short fine leg.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Being asked to chase down 187, the Men in Blue lost the early wickets of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. From there on, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav scored 63 and 69 runs respectively and were also involved in a 104-run stand for the third wicket.