Dubai. IPL 2021 has been great for Harshal Patel. Playing for RCB on Wednesday, he took three wickets in an over against Rajasthan. He has taken 26 wickets so far in the current season. This is the best performance by a bowler from RCB in the history of IPL. Earlier, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took 23 wickets in a season for RCB in 2015. Batting first against RCB, Rajasthan team could score only 149 runs for 9 wickets.
Harshal Patel took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians in the last match. He became only the third bowler from RCB to take a hat-trick. Harshal has taken 26 wickets at an average of 13 in 11 matches of the current season. Strike rate is 9. That is, he is taking one wicket every 9th ball. Has done the feat of taking 4 wickets once and 5 wickets once. Before this match, Harshal Patel of Gujarat had taken 121 wickets in 106 T20 matches. He has also taken more than 200 wickets in first class cricket.
Bravo’s big record now on target
IPL started in 2008. The record of taking 32 wickets in a season in the history of T20 league is in the name of CSK fast bowler Dwayne Bravo. He did this feat in 2013. Harshal Patel is just 7 steps away from this record. They still have three league matches left. If the team reaches the playoffs, then they will get to play more matches.
The playing-11 of both the teams is like this
RCB’s Playing XI– Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, S Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, George Garten and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals Playing 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (Captain), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, Rahul Tewatia and Karthik Tyagi.