India-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel stated that the Kiwi attack will need to maintain their line and length against the Virat Kohli-led side in the Mumbai Test beginning Friday. While Patel snapped three wickets in the opening Test in Kanpur, Rachin Ravindra and William Somerville were subjected to a fruitless toil. In comparison, the Indian spin trio of Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared 17 spoils among them in the first Test. Patel, who was born in Mumbai, felt it was quite an ironic scenario but at the same time an amazing story for the two of them to fight and salvage a draw against the country of their birth.
“The little boy who grew up in Mumbai” – Hear from @AjazP on an emotional return to his hometown ahead of the 2nd Test against India.
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