Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel is having a dream run in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 30-year-old is the highest wickettaker of the tournament, with 29 wickets in 13 games, which also includes a hattrick against Mumbai Indians and a five-wicket haul against the same opposition in the tournament opener. The pacer has now taken the most wickets by an Indian bowler in the IPL. Harshal achieved the feat after scalping the wicket of Wriddhimal Saha.
Harshal Patel has turned the fortunes of RCB in the ongoing season. He has played a pivotal role in the team securing a playoff berth and being in contention of finishing as one of the top two teams.
Harshal had another brilliant outing against SRH in the ongoing match. The pacer took three wickets to help RCB restrict SRH to 141-7 in their 20 overs. He along with Daniel Christian, who picked up two wickets, and other bowlers didn’t give anything away to the SRH batters. Barring Jason Roy and Kane Williamson, who scored 44 and 31 respectively, none of the SRH batters could resist the RCB bowling.
The Virat Kohli-led side are on their way to a comfortable win. At the time of writing, RCB are 83-3 in 12.2 overs and need 59 runs in 46 balls. A win in the game will bolster their chances of finishing in the top two. The team next play Delhi Capitals in the final league game on October 8.