Axar Patel Reaches Milestone: 200 Wickets and 2,000 Runs in T20s

In a spectacular display of skill and consistency, Indian all-rounder Axar Patel achieved a significant milestone by completing 200 wickets in the T20 format during the second T20 International against Afghanistan at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Sunday, January 14. The 29-year-old left-arm spinner played a pivotal role in India’s six-wicket triumph, earning him the Player of the Match title.

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Axar Patel Reaches Milestone

Axar Patel’s impactful performance saw him claim 2/17 in four overs. He first dismissed Afghanistan captain Ibrahim Zadran for 8 runs and then ended Gulbadin Naib’s impressive knock of 57 off 35 balls. Naib’s wicket marked the spinner’s 200th scalp in T20 cricket. With this achievement, Axar has played 234 T20 matches, boasting an impressive record of 200 wickets at an average of 27.95 and an economy rate of 6.97, with a best bowling figure of 4/21.

Beyond his bowling prowess, Axar Patel has also made valuable contributions with the bat in the T20 format. He has accumulated 2,545 runs at an average of 22.52 and a strike rate of 134.65, including five half-centuries and a highest score of 70. Notably, Axar has become only the second Indian cricketer, after Ravindra Jadeja, to achieve the rare feat of securing 200 wickets and scoring 2,000 runs in T20s.

Ravindra Jadeja, with 305 T20 appearances under his belt, has claimed 216 wickets at an average of 29.87 and an economy rate of 7.57. His best bowling performance in T20s stands at 5/16. With the bat, Jadeja has amassed 3,382 runs at an average of 25.42 and a strike rate of 129.33, featuring two half-centuries and a highest score of 62*.

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The accomplishment of both Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja showcases the depth of India’s all-round talent in the T20 format. As Axar continues to make crucial contributions to the team’s success, his milestone serves as a testament to his prowess as a match-winner with both bat and ball in the dynamic world of T20 cricket.

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