Harshal Patel is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Patel made his IPL debut in 2012 and as of IPL 2023, he has played a total of 78 matches, scored 236 runs and taken 97 wickets.
In 2021, he was the leading wicket-taker in the IPL, with a best bowling figure of 5/27 against the Mumbai Indians and an economy rate of 6.21.
In 2022, his best bowling figure was 4/34 against the Punjab Kings with an economy rate of 8.14.
In recognition of his achievements, RCB has retained him for INR 10.75 Crores in the 2023 season.
This article will provide an overview of Harshal Patel’s IPL career highlights and his performance in IPL 2023.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Harshal Patel has been playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore since his IPL debut in 2012 and he was retained by the team for INR 10.75 Crore in IPL 2023.
He has played 78 matches for the team so far and scored 236 runs. He has also taken a total of 109 wickets with the best bowling figure of 5/27 against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
He played 15 matches in 2021 and was the leading wicket-taker with 32 wickets. His economy rate for the season was 6.21.
He played the same number of matches in 2022 and took 19 wickets, finishing ninth in the list of leading wicket-takers. His best performance for the season was 4/34 against Punjab Kings.
He was bought by RCB for INR 20 lakhs in 2021.
IPL 2021 Performance
In IPL 2021, the player took 32 wickets in 15 matches, becoming the leading wicket-taker. His best bowling figure of 5/27 came against Mumbai Indians in which he restricted them to 159/9. He had an impressive economy rate of 6.21 throughout the season. The table below summarises his performance in IPL 2021:
The performance in IPL 2021 was a major improvement from the previous season in which he had taken 19 wickets in 15 matches. He had an economy rate of 8.14 in IPL 2022 and was ninth on the list of leading wicket-takers. His debut year in IPL 2012 saw him take 9 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 8.29. He has taken a total of 97 wickets in his IPL career so far.
IPL 2023 Update
Ahead of IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained the services of Harshal Patel for INR 10.75 Crore. The 32-year-old has been part of two franchises in his IPL career so far and has taken 97 wickets.
He was bought by RCB for INR 20 lakhs in 2021 and went on to become the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 32 wickets. His best bowling figure was 5/27 against Mumbai Indians, where he restricted them to 159/9.
In IPL 2022, he took 19 wickets in 15 matches with a best bowling figure of 4/34 against Punjab Kings. His economy rate was 8.14 in the tournament.
With a career total of 97 wickets at an economy rate of 7.66, Patel is sure to be a key performer for RCB in IPL 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Harshal Patel’s bowling style?
Harshal Patel is a right-arm medium fast bowler, known for his accuracy and ability to generate swing. He generally bowls at 130-135 kmph range and has an impressive economy rate.
What other IPL franchises has he played for?
Harshal Patel has played for two IPL franchises in his career: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
How many wickets has Harshal Patel taken in his IPL career?
Harshal Patel has taken 97 wickets in his Indian Premier League career, spanning 78 matches between 2012 and 2023.
What is Harshal Patel’s highest score in IPL?
Harshal Patel has scored a total of 236 runs in his 78 IPL matches. His highest score is 47, which he achieved in the 2013 season.
What is his best bowling figure in IPL?
Harshal Patel’s best bowling figure in the IPL is 5/27, which he achieved against the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 season. He also achieved a best bowling figure of 4/34 against the Punjab Kings in the 2022 season.