New Delhi. RCB fast bowler Harshal Patel took 32 wickets in IPL 2021. This is the best performance by an Indian bowler in the 14-year history of IPL. But his team got out after losing to KKR in the match of Eliminator on Monday. In the match, Harshal took 2 wickets for 19 runs and made a record. Even for the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE, this 30-year-old bowler has not got a place in Team India.
Harshal Patel took 32 wickets at an average of 14 in 15 matches of IPL 2021. This is the best performance by a bowler in a season. Earlier, playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), West Indies fast bowler Dwayne Bravo took 32 wickets in 2013. Apart from this, South African fast bowler Kagisay Rabada took 30 wickets while playing from Delhi in the last season. Apart from this, no bowler has ever been able to take 30 or more wickets in a season.
Best performance by 5 wickets for 27 runs
Harshal Patel bowled 56.2 overs in the current season. Gave 459 runs at an economy of 8.14. Once four and once 5 wickets. His best performance was 5 wickets for 27 runs. He also took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians. He became the third RCB bowler to do so. No other bowler could touch the 25-wicket mark so far in the current season. Delhi Capitals fast bowler Avesh Khan is at number two with 23 wickets.
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Big amount can be found in mega auction
Harshal Patel is the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler in a season in IPL history. Earlier this record was in the name of Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, he took 27 wickets in 2020. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 26 wickets in his name while playing from Hyderabad in the 2017 season. Harshal Patel can get a big amount and a new team this time in the mega auction. Mega auction is to be held in December. Apart from this, 10 teams will also land instead of 8 from next season.
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