enter image description hereI am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Which effects and shapes can I use to make these sticks around circle (Shown in red line in pic).

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If your are looking for an "effect", there isn't one.

There are of course methods to build such a design, such as creating one section of the design from rotated shapes, reflecting it, grouping the result, and rotating copies around a circle, and using a filled circle to hide pieces below.

For example

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  • Thank you for your reply. I am asking about first section to make group by rotating sticks, I am not able to make first bundle of sticks. I can apply reflect to make rest of the shape. Jun 21, 2020 at 11:27
  • @MuhammadWaqarAmin There are tutorials online for rotating shapes around a circle. Basically you use the Rotate tool (R), hold down ALT, and click the centre of rotation, choose the number of degrees to rotate, hit Copy, and repeat using Ctrl+D the desired number of times.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 21, 2020 at 12:12
  • Thank you very much for guiding. I get it now. I thought there might be some standard automatic way to make this, And i used answer field because there was no option to attach image in comment. Jun 21, 2020 at 18:50

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