Suresh Raina believes Axar Patel has cemented his place in the T20 World Cup squad after his impressive performance in the initial T20I against Afghanistan. The former cricketer praised the all-rounder for his remarkable display, stating that he has earned his spot in the squad for the upcoming tournament.
Axar Patel missed the ODI World Cup due to an injury, but he is now focused on showcasing his skills in the upcoming IPL 2024 and the five-match Test series against England. His main aim is to increase his chances of making it to the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 in June.
Despite facing adverse weather conditions, the 29-year-old’s dedication to his strengths and his patient approach yielded positive results, as he played a pivotal role in India’s victory against Afghanistan, helping them take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Raina’s confidence in Axar’s abilities was echoed by Pragyan Ojha, who also expressed support for the all-rounder’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad. Ojha emphasized Axar’s consistency and game-reading ability, stating that he deserves a spot in the team.