08 Aug
Iyer, Spinners on song as India sink West Indies by 88 runs

It was a trial by spin for the West Indies in the fifth and final T20I against India in Lauderhill, Florida. For the first time in T20I cricket, the Indian spinners – Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, and Kuldeep Yadav – picked up all ten wickets in an innings to bowl out the West Indies for […]

26 Jul
All-round Axar on show as India clinch ODI series victory

It was another nail-biting finish in the second ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday as India clinched the series victory with a tight two-wicket win over the West Indies. Chasing 312, half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson set up the win for India before Axar Patel played a magnificent knock of 64 […]

27 Mar
Kuldeep, Axar shine as Delhi stun Mumbai to chase 178

The Mumbai Indians continued their tradition of losing their opening game of the Indian Premier League season as the five-time champions suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav combined to pull off a stunning heist for the Capitals in their […]

16 Mar
India wrap up 2-0 Test series victory to finish unbeaten home season

After winning the first Test in Mohali in three days, team India were even more ruthless in the pink-ball Test in Bengaluru as Rohit Sharma’s side wrapped up the 238-run victory over Sri Lanka in less than eight sessions to complete a straightforward 2-0 series win. The hosts picked up the remaining nine wickets with […]

05 Dec
India five wickets away from victory after Ashwin, Axar star on Day 3

India piled on the pressure on Day 3 of the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium as the hosts set New Zealand a near-insurmountable target of 540 after declaring at 276 for seven. With the ball, Ravichandran Ashwin continued to weave his magic, picking up three wickets to leave the Men in Blue just five […]

26 Nov
New Zealand openers fight back after Iyer century on Day Two

After a tricky opening day for the visitors, New Zealand fought back hard on Day 2 of the first Test in Kanpur. Tim Southee dragged the Kiwis back into the game with a five-wicket haul of the highest quality before the openers – Will Young (75*) and Tom Latham (50*) – remained resolute throughout the […]

23 Nov
India vs New Zealand Test Series Preview

After a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20’s, the attention now turns to the Test arena where the Men in Blue have unfinished business with the Blackcaps after their defeat in the final of the World Test Championship earlier this year. The Kiwis comfortably outplayed India to win by eight wickets in Southampton and Kane […]

21 Nov
Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel star as India complete 3-0 series sweep

After securing the series victory, India completed the 3-0 whitewash in Kolkata with a thumping 73-run win over New Zealand in the final T20I. Rohit Sharma led from the front with the bat, scoring his second half-century of the series to take India to 184, before Axar Patel (3 for 9) ran through the Kiwi […]

05 Oct
Delhi sneak past CSK to take top spot

The Delhi Capitals have virtually guaranteed themselves a top-two finish for the second consecutive season after trouncing MS Dhoni’s CSK in the clash between the two table toppers in Dubai. Despite suffering a mid-innings collapse, the Capitals eventually crossed over the line in 19.4 overs thanks to an excellent 18-ball 28 from Shimron Hetmyer at […]

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Ashwin and Axar seal stunning series victory for India

India won the fourth test by an innings and 25 runs to wrap up the series victory in style in Ahmedabad. It was another comprehensive win for the hosts as the English batsmen once again had no answers to the Indian spinners and were bowled out for only 135 on the final day of the […]