IPL 2021: Purple cap holder- RCB’s Harshal Patel hones his batting skills ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2- Watch video

IPL 2021: Purple cap holder- RCB’s Harshal Patel hones his batting skills ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2- Watch video
IPL 2021: Purple cap holder- RCB’s Harshal Patel hones his batting skills ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2- Watch video

IPL 2021: Harshal Patel batting practice in nets: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel emerged as the hero with the ball not just for RCB but also overall in the first leg of the tournament. However, ahead of the second leg of IPL in UAE, the purple cap holder is seen improving his batting skills to emerge as a stronger player. Besides aiming to continue his fine performance with the ball, Patel wants to make an impact with the bat as well in the remaining matches of the tournament.

IPL 2021: Harshal Patel batting practice in nets

The post shared by RCB on Instagram captioned, “Harshal Patel looking more and more like the all-rounder we were looking for! #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #Reels #ReelItFeelIt.

In the short clip, the 30-year old was seen undertaking batting practice in the nets. Patel smashed an attacking grounded shot towards ‘point.’ In the next delivery, he smashed an aerial shot over the bowlers’ head.

Currently, holds an average of just 10.87 in the 24 innings he has played with the bat. With the increasing competition in the cash-rich league, Patel wants to emerge as an accomplished all-rounder.

Harshal Patel with the ball in IPL 2021 Phase 1

In the seven matches he played Virat Kohli led RCB, Patel returned with17 wickets. He returned with his best IPL figures- 5/27. However, he was uneconomical with the ball as he managed an economy of 9.17.

IPL 2021: RCB schedule for Phase 2

Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) displayed promising performance in the first leg of the tournament in India. After the season was abruptly called off in May, the red brigade sat in the third position on the points table. In the seven matches they have played till now, Virat Kohli led side emerged victorious on five occasions.

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
31 Monday 20-Sep-21 07:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
39 Sunday 26-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
43 Wednesday 29-Sep-21 07:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
48 Sunday 03-Oct-21 03:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
52 Wednesday 06-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 08-Oct-21 07:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga

Also read: IPL 2021 in UAE: 7 new rules IPL teams will have to follow for IPL in UAE

IPL 2021: Harshal Patel batting practice in nets

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