- Match 29 - 2 May, SunMatch Ended166/6(20.0) RR 8.3
DEL167/3(20.0) RR 8.3
Delhi beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets
- Match 28 - 2 May, SunMatch Ended220/3(20.0) RR 11
HYD165/8(20.0) RR 11
Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 55 runs
- Match 45 - 15 May, SatUp Next
19:30 IST - Bengaluru
- Match 46 - 16 May, SunUp Next
15:30 IST - Kolkata
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pace bowler Harshal Patel, who took five for 27 in the season-opener against Mumbai Indians, said on Tuesday that he is happy to see captains of the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams giving responsibility to uncapped Indian players to bowl key overs.
Patel has been earmarked as the death overs bowler by RCB skipper Virat Kohli.
“I want to be a bowler who takes responsibility for his side. Instead of being a burden, I consider this as a privilege,” Patel, who has been playing IPL since 2012, said in an interaction with the media on Tuesday.
“It is good that Kohli has designated the role for me as clarity in your role is always good. It helps mentally and skill-wise while you prepare for any game. It is a good trend captains are realising that even uncapped Indian bowlers can take responsibility in crunch situations in IPL games,” said Patel who has so far played 49 IPL matches and is into his 10th season.
He has taken 51 wickets and has an economy rate of 8.69 runs an over.
The pace bowler, who was born in Gujarat but began playing for Haryana since he couldn’t get a chance for the state of his birth, said he began working on his batting after 2018 since he realised that franchisees don’t take pure bowlers such as him seriously.
“Till 2018, people didn’t take a lot of interest in me because they saw me as a bowler. I took it as an insult and started working on my batting also. I am not someone who is technically sound but if I can score runs in difficult situations and prove my worth as an all-rounder, I will be happy,” Patel added.
PUN vs DEL, IPL, 2021, Match 2902 May, 2021 AhmedabadDelhi beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets
RAJ vs HYD, IPL, 2021, Match 2802 May, 2021 DelhiRajasthan beat Hyderabad by 55 runs
CHE vs MUM, IPL, 2021, Match 2701 May, 2021 DelhiMumbai beat Chennai by 4 wickets
PUN vs BLR, IPL, 2021, Match 2630 Apr, 2021 AhmedabadPunjab Kings beat Bangalore by 34 runs
KOL vs DEL, IPL, 2021, Match 2529 Apr, 2021 AhmedabadDelhi beat Kolkata by 7 wickets
All Recent Matches
KKR vs PBKS, IPL, 202115 May Saturday 19:30 IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
RR vs RCB, IPL, 202116 May Sunday 15:30 IST Eden Gardens, Kolkata
CSK vs MI, IPL, 202116 May Sunday 19:30 IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
DC vs SRH, IPL, 202117 May Monday 19:30 IST Eden Gardens, Kolkata
KKR vs RR, IPL, 202118 May Tuesday 19:30 IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Complete Schedule