Mumbai. Big teams are failing to perform well in the current season of IPL 2022. Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals are face to face in the 41st match of the T20 league. In the match (DC vs KKR), Delhi captain Rishabh Pant has won the toss and decided to bowl. KKR’s team has lost the last four matches. In such a situation, the team has made 3 changes in the playing-11. Delhi fast bowler Harshil Rana is making his IPL debut. This is the first T20 match of this 20-year-old fast bowler. He got a place in the team after fast bowler Rasikh Salam was ruled out due to injury.
The journey of Harshit Rana’s cricket has not been easy. He had to struggle a lot. In 2012, he could not make it to Delhi’s Under-14 and Under-16 team. He had a back injury. In such a situation, to recover from the injury, he used to go to Gurugram, 42 km away from home every day, for rehab. He greatly appreciates the first coach Shrevante sir for his cricket career. In 2021, he took 7 wickets in a club match. After this he took 8 wickets in another match.
Rana’s meeting and IPL
After performing well in club cricket, he got a place in the Under-25 team of Delhi. Apart from this, he was also included in the camp for the Ranji Trophy. Here he met Nitish Rana. He also praised his bowling. After this, he talked to KKR assistant coach Abhishek Nair and he also participated in the team’s trial. But he was not selected in the auction. Now that all the matches of KKR are important. Harshit Rana would like to leave his mark.
Harshit Rana also bats well. But till now he has not got a chance to play a single match at the senior level. KKR have won only 3 out of 8 matches before this match. He has lost in 5. The team is currently at number 8 in the table. Delhi’s team is also at number 7 in the table by winning 3 out of 7 matches.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 28, 2022, 19:50 IST