After guiding India to a comprehensive 10 wickets win in the third test against England, Axar Patel said that he would want the wicket to remain the same for the fourth & final test of the series.
Axar Patel has finished the third test match by scalping 11 wickets, six in the first innings & five win the second innings. Senior fats bowler Ravichandran Ashwin supported Axar by scalping four wickets to finish with registering seven wickets in the game.
“When it happens, it feels so easy. I am not thinking much. I want to continue this form. I am happy that if I am not contributing with the bat, I am doing it with the ball. My strength is to bowl wicket-to-wicket and not give batsmen room,” Axar said after the match.
“The mindset of batters is they play out couple of maidens, they either go for a sweep or try to hit over the infield.
“I would want this wicket to remain the same for the final Test as well as I am picking up wickets,” he added.
England is out of the race of ICC World Test Championship finals after losing third test match against India. England who are now 2-1 in the four match test series needed to win the four match test series with 3-1 to play the finals against New Zealand. England has dropped to 64.1 percentage points on the Points Table which is currently led by India with 71 percentage points.
New Zealand has already secured a place in the finals of the WTC with 70 percentage points. India need to avoid defeat in the last test to stay ahead of Australia who is currently on third place with 69.2 percentage points.