Ravindra Jadeja’s injury dealt India a serious setback as it prepared for the T20 World Cup in October of this year. He was an important lower-order player whose versatility gave the club stability. When he was moved up the batting order in the Asia Cup 2022 group game against Pakistan, he performed remarkably well. Axar Patel has been used by India in recent games to fill Jadeja’s position on the squad. Patel displayed his impressive bowling in the opening T20I against Australia on Tuesday, taking three significant wickets.

Having excelled in the Indian Premier League, Patel has earned a spot on the Indian squad (IPL). He is a well-known bowling all-rounder who has concentrated on improving his batting to make the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.

The 28-year-old credits his IPL 2022 stint with Delhi Capitals under head coach Ricky Ponting for the development of his batting in a video posted on bcci. tv. He said that when Ponting singled him out as the team’s finisher, he intensified his hitting practice in the nets.

“I’d say that right from the start, I’m getting greater responsibilities. I was playing the finisher’s position at No. 6 for Delhi Capitals (DC). In reality, Ricky Ponting predicted that I would be the team’s finisher “Patel said.

“I began putting in more effort in the nets to become ready for the task once I was given the duty. I began to consider what I would have to do to be successful in the job. Your confidence increases if you manage to win a few games. I believe that my increased confidence is what has helped my batting, he said.

Notably, in the second ODI in the West Indies in July, Patel scored an unbeaten 64 from 35 balls. His quick-fire performance aided India in winning the game. In IPL 2022, the left-handed hitter had a strike rate of 151.67 and scored 182 runs.