- Age: 21
- Height: 5’10”
- Job: Left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
- Debut: Bangladesh vs India at Dhaka, 2014
- Matches: 13
- Wickets: 16
- Bowling Average: 25
- Bowling Strike rate: 34
- Best: 3-40
- Economy Rate: 4.41
Attitude: Still new to big-time cricket, Axar can absorb pressure with calmness. His slow left-arm bowling has proved to be effective in the IPL and earned him experts’ accolades.
Capability: Is a smooth operator. Mostly bowls a flatter trajectory making it hard for the batsmen to slog. Has a terrific game-sense for his age.
What it takes: Keeps it stump-to-stump with clever change of pace which not only stifles the flow of runs but also gets him a wicket.
Jersey number: 20, born on January 20, made his India debut at the age of 20 and has shot into limelight due to T20.
His importance: Axar is a street smart cricketer and is known to think on his feet. His unerring accuracy and ability to go through his overs quickly reduces the stress levels of his skipper. He’s a decent bat but is currently struggling Down Under.