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Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel, also spelled as Axar Patel, (born 20 January 1994) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian cricket team in all formats of the game as a bowling All-rounder. He also plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket and for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel
|Born|| (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 29)|
Anand, Gujarat, India
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Test debut (cap 302)||13 February 2021 v England|
|Last Test||9 March 2023 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 202)||15 June 2014 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||22 March 2023 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||20|
|T20I debut (cap 53)||17 July 2015 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||7 January 2023 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I shirt no.||20|
|Domestic team information|
|2012–present||Gujarat (squad no. 66)|
|2014–2019||Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 20)|
|2018||Durham (squad no. 20)|
|2019–present||Delhi Capitals (squad no. 20)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 March 2023
He made his ODI debut on 15 June 2014 against Bangladesh. He was selected in India's 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. He made his Test debut for India against England on 13 February 2021, where he took 7 wickets. He became the ninth bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket. He is best known for his consistent wicket taking ability in Test cricket.