Full name Harshal Vikram Patel
Born November 23, 1990, Sanand, Gujarat
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Harshal Patel’s coach Tarak Trivedi was instrumental in him becoming a cricketer. During his youth , when Patel’s family was keen to maneuver to USA, his coach convinced the family to remain in India for Patel to pursue his cricket career. Hailing from Gujarat, Patel was impressive at the Under-19 level but the state selectors ignored him for the first-class side.
However, Patel moved to Haryana, where he was under the watchful eyes of former England cricketer Ian Pont, who helped him develop his skills. Eventually, he made his first-class debut for Haryana against Delhi in 2011 and ended the season with 28 wickets from 7 games. Having been picked up by Mumbai Indians in 2010, Harshal was picked up RCB for the 2012 season of IPL. He stayed with RCB till 2017 before moving to Delhi Daredevils for the 2018 edition.
A skiddy customer Harshal managed to remain within the fringes of the strong RCB team but eventually never got a extended run because of the flat deck dished out by the Chinnaswamy stadium. But at the domestic level, he carried on together with his good perfomances. In 2013-14 ranji Trophy, Harshal ended up with 29 wicket from 8 games at a miserly average of 23.75 and after recovering from an injury, he scalped 22 wickets from 8 games within the 2015-16 season.
Having been identified as an all-rounder early in his career, the speedster has did not contribute very much like a batsman.
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