Ajaz Patel
30-Year-Old BowlerBowler
New Zealand
Lone spinner on Test squad
BowlerNew Zealand
December 13, 2018
Patel was chosen as the only spinner in the 13-member team that was announced for New Zealand for the first Test that begins on Saturday at the Basin Reserve, reports Cricbuzz.
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Patel, who picked up 13 wickets in three Tests against Pakistan in UAE recently, is the only spinner in New Zealand's 13-member squad, ahead of William Somerville and Ish Sodhi. The 30-year old made his debut in the recently-concluded series against Pakistan and impressed straightaway in his debut game, ending with a match-haul of 7 for 123. With the Basin Reserve, the venue for the first Test, likely to assist seamers, the Kiwi management went in with the India-born player, who is a proven match-winner in these conditions.
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Named to Test squad
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Patel was named to New Zealand's Test squad for their upcoming match against Sri Lanka, Cricbuzz reports.
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Man of the Match in Test victory
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November 19, 2018
Patel was named Man of the Match in New Zealand's first Test against Pakistan after toppling five for 59 off 23.4 overs including four maidens in the second innings.
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Called up to T20I squad
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October 29, 2018
Patel was called up to New Zealand's T20I squad for their upcoming three-match series with Pakistan in the UAE, The ICC reports.
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