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Axar Patel continues to beat Ravindra Jadeja, emerging as India’s best all-rounder in T20 World Cup

Axar Patel continues to beat Ravindra Jadeja, emerging as India’s best all-rounder in T20 World Cup

With 7 runs and 1 wicket in 4 games, Ravindra Jadeja, as an all-rounder, has clearly not given any confidence to the Indian side, whereas it looks like India has found their 'perfect all-rounder' in the form of Axar Patel.

Is Axar Patel currently India’s best spin bowling all-rounder? It seems so, especially if we consider the ongoing T20 World Cup. Axar continues to outshine Ravindra Jadeja, whose performances in this World Cup resemble more of a ’12th man’.

There have been many recent matches highlighting his poor performances. It is concerning that this 35-year-old batter has contributed just 7 runs in 4 games in the ongoing T20 World Cup, which does not give any hope to the India camp from this former No. 1 Test all-rounder. Also, with the ball, the India captain didn’t show much confidence in him, as he bowled only five overs in three matches and took just one wicket.

Patel vs Jadeja in T20Is

PlayerMatRunsWickets
Axar Patel5538152
Ravindra Jadeja6948053

Axar Patel more effective than Jadeja

Axar Patel has done wonders with his all-round abilities and has instilled much more confidence in the camp than Ravindra Jadeja. His ability to control runs and his batting skills have been exemplary. Looking at the ongoing T20 World cup, With the ball, the left-arm orthodox spinner has clinched 4 wickets in 4 matches at a bowling average of 13.00.

Also, with the bat, he has shown much more stability than Ravindra Jadeja. While Jadeja has consistently missed batting opportunities, Axar has utilized them much more effectively, scoring 32 runs with a strike rate of 133, considered above par in T20I cricket. His ability to bat flexibly strengthens his position as the perfect all-rounder that India needs.

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