Harshal Patel, the new bowling sensation for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Harshal Patel is a right arm medium pacer who can also bat when the team requires. Harshal Patel has been performing in the domestic circuit consistently. It would be wrong to write him off in the near future.
What is a Purple Cap in IPL?
Purple Cap is the recognition given to the bowler who finishes as the leading wicket-taker in any particular IPL Season. Purple Cap have helpled the bowlers making their debut for their national team or even helping them making a comeback to their national Team.
Harshal Patel had an amazing comeback to his favorite franchise
Harshal Patel return to the Royal Challengers Bangalore side after staying with Delhi capitals for a short period. Patel is one of the most underrated player in the Indian domestic circuit. The Indian team has always searched for off pace bowling all rounder. He might be a decent addition to the Indian side if he gets proper opportunities.
Can Indian Cricket Team look at Harshal Patel as an all-rounder?
Unlike Hardik Pandya, Harshal can bowl his full quota of 4 overs in every and can also play as a finisher in the team. He has consistently pit wickets in the Death overs to and sure his team stays in the contention for the playoffs .With Hardik Pandya out of form, Vijay Shankar and Shivam Dubey out of the contention race, Harshal Patel has a significant chance to impress the selectors while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
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On Sunday ,Harshal Patel became the first bowler to pick up a hat trick in the IPL 2021 against Mumbai Indians. Currently, he is the Purple cap holder in the IPL. Harshal Patel has to 23 wickets in just 10 matches. We have played 58 IPL games and has picked up 69 wickets. He took hat trick the very first time in his carrer.
Harshal Patel was born on November 23 1990 in Gujarat. We started playing cricket at the age of 8. He played for Indian 19 and picked up 23 wickets. He also got the call up for the under 19 World cup in 2010 but didn’t contact chance to play a single game. In 2010 Mumbai Indians pick Dam the IPL auction for 8 lakh.
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In 2011 and 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him twice but he was inconsistent in his performances. He came into limelight in the 2021 season of the IPL.
Harshal Patel is likely to earn his first ever “Prestigious” Purple Cap this season. And that would be surely the “Purple Patch” of his cricketing career till now. This would not only be his personal achievement but also for the Cricketing World to show that the Domestic Players from India is also of such high-quality that he becomes the leading wicket takes of World’s biggest league.