Star all-rounder Axar Patel is set to make a comeback to international cricket as India takes on Australia in the first T20I on Thursday, marking his return after more than two months away from national assignments. Eager to reclaim his spot in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup in June 2024, Patel is determined to showcase his prowess with both bat and ball.
Axar Patel faced the setback of missing the ICC World Cup 2023 due to a left quadriceps strain, a blow to the Indian cricket team that relies on his left-handed batting and slow left-arm orthodox bowling skills. Expressing his disappointment, Patel sees this as an opportunity to get back into his rhythm.
In a conversation with JioCinema, Patel stated, “I was disappointed to miss the World Cup, but this is a great opportunity for me to get back into my process.”
As India heads into an extensive T20I series against Australia, followed by clashes with South Africa and Afghanistan, Patel aims to prove his mettle before the T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies. With statistics backing his prowess, Patel holds an average of 20.50 in the 45 T20Is since his debut in 2015, accumulating 328 runs, and securing 39 wickets with an average of 26.20 as a bowler.