Axar Patel to play for Durham in England County Championship

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel is the latest Indian cricketer to join the English county cricket bandwagon as he is set to play six Championship (first class) matches for Durham in August.

According to Durham club’s official website, Axar will make his County debut on August 19 against Glamorgan in an away game at SWALEC ground in Swansea.

This will be followed by matches against Northamptonshire, Sussex, Middlesex, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

“Thanks a lot @DurhamCricket for the welcome. Look forward to my first experience in County cricket,” Axar tweeted.

The 24 year old Axar has so far played 38 ODIs and 11 T20 Internationals, taking 45 and 9 wickets respectively.

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