Royal Challengers Bangalore performance in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League has been outstanding. The Virat Kohli led RCB has won 7 matches so far and stands at 3rd position with 14 points. Right-arm fast bowler ‘Harshal Patel‘ has been excellent.
He has taken 26 wickets so far in 11 matches at an average of 13.30. During this, his best bowling performance is 5 wickets for 27 runs. Also, he has a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians (MI). After Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals (DC) is second on the list of most wickets this season with 18 wickets.
In this situation, Harshal Patel will be eying the most wickets in a season of IPL, from which he is just 7 wickets away. He will get at least 4 matches to create this record. Currently, Dwayne Bravo has the highest wicket-taker in a season in the history of the Indian Premier League. He has taken 32 wickets in the year 2013.
RCB Certain To Reach Playoffs
As per the current situation, it is almost certain that Harshal Patel will be holding the Purple Cap, but this is cricket and it doesn’t take time to turn around. However, the RCB fast bowler had achieved a special achievement against Rajasthan Royals. He became the highest wicket-taker uncapped bowler in a season of IPL. He had left behind Yuzvendra Chahal.
Highest wicket-taker uncapped bowler (in a season)
- Harshal Patel (RCB) – 26* Wickets, 2021
- Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) – 23 wickets 2015
- Srinath Aravind (RCB) – 21 wickets, 2011
- Siddharth Kaul (SRH) – 21 wickets, 2018
Golden Opportunity For Bravo Too
Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo also has a chance to become the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. He has taken 164 wickets so far in 147 matches at an average of 24.07. He has a golden opportunity to leave behind former Mumbai Indians bowler Lasith Malinga with seven wickets. Malinga took 170 wickets in 122 matches at an average of 19.80.
Highest wicket-taker in IPL:
- 170 Lasith Malinga
- 166 Amit Mishra
- 164 Dwayne Bravo
- 156 Piyush Chawla
- 150 Harbhajan Singh