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Axar Patel didn’t let Ravindra Jadeja feel missing, also admired Australian coach

India Vs Australia: India won 1-2 in the three-match T20I series against Australia. In this series, Axar Patel not only filled the place of Ravindra Jadeja but also emerged as the hero of India’s victory. Axar Patel’s performance was so great that Australia’s head coach Andrew McDonald has also become his admirer.

Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of selection for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia due to surgery on his right knee. It seemed that Team India was weakened due to Jadeja’s exit. But Axar Patel, who came to the team as his replacement, did wonders.

Axar Patel took eight wickets at an economy of 6.3 with the help of correct line and length in addition to varying pace in the T20 series. Due to this excellent performance, Axar Patel was awarded the ‘Player of the Series’ award.

Australian coach was shocked

Australia head coach Andrew McDonald was left puzzled as to how India used Axar Patel to deal with Jadeja’s absence, who had troubled the guests with his spin throughout the series.

McDonald said, “It was a great series especially for Axar Patel. With Jadeja missing, everyone thought it could be a bit of a weakness for India. But Axar didn’t let him feel missing. I struggled with the spin and the wicket got a bit quicker in the night. It can’t be denied and it became difficult to defend the total.

The visiting team’s bowling attack Barring the injured Mitchell Starc, no one bowled better in the last five overs. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have not been bowling much in the death overs during the series, making McDonald feel that Starc’s return could improve their death overs position.

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