IND vs ENG: Axar Patel picked up 11 wickets within the third Test towards England.© Twitter
While former England cricketers raised questions over the quality of the pitch within the just lately concluded third Test on the Narendra Modi Stadium, Australia cricketers were left impressed with the spin it witnessed with the pink ball. Australia spinner Ashton Agar on Monday stated he beloved watching Axar Patel bowl within the third Test, that ended inside two days.
Agar, who can be a left-arm spinner, was particularly impressed with how Axar used the shiny a part of the ball to bowl straighter ones which turned out to be probably the most deadly deliveries.
“Have loved watching Axar Patel bowl. There was an article recently that spoke a lot about how he was able to just hit the shiny side of the ball and get a few to go straight and often they are the most lethal ones because you are expecting them to turn so much,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Agar as saying.
“He would have got maybe 10 of his wickets in the last couple of Tests with straight balls,” he added.
Axar had hogged the limelight when he picked a five-wicket haul in his debut match within the longest format of the sport final month, however his standout efficiency got here within the pink-ball Test.
Playing in simply his second Test, the left-arm spinner scalped 5 wickets on the second day of the day-night Test final week to assist India register a simple win. This was Axar’s third five-wicket haul in a row as he had picked a fifer within the second innings of the second Test earlier than choosing 11 wickets within the third Test (six within the first and 5 within the second innings).
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