Gujarat, Haryana, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils
Notable IPL Teams
Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils
IPL Debut Year
2010 (Mumbai Indians)
Best IPL Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Harshal is a USA Green Card holder. He stayed in India to pursue his cricketing career.
Started training in cricket at the age of 8 under Tarak Trivedi.
Played for ‘India Under-19’ in the 2008-2009 Vinoo Mankad Trophy.
Picked by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 8 lakhs in the 2010 IPL auction.
Joined Haryana after not getting opportunities in Gujarat.
Noted for picking five wickets against Bangalore.
Revealed personal challenges in 2023 regarding his sister’s death and his son’s birth.
Acquired by Punjab Kings for Rs. 11.75 crore in the 2024 IPL auction.
Early Life and Family Background
Harshal Patel, a young cricketer was born on November 23, 1990, in Sanand, Gujarat, India. Harshal’s journey in cricket began in his hometown under the guidance of his coach, Tarak Trivedi, who saw the potential in him.
Starting his journey as a right-arm seamer, Harshal quickly made a name for himself. He played in the 2008-09 Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, where he showcased his talent by taking 23 wickets.
One of the highlights of Harshal’s early career was his debut match against Delhi in 2011. He showcased his talent by taking 28 wickets in just 7 matches for Haryana. His consistent performance caught the attention of many, including the Mumbai Indians, who signed him for the 2010 IPL. Although he didn’t get a chance to play in that season.
In 2012, Harshal got his big break with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. One of his most memorable seasons was in 2021 when he became the highest wicket-taker, earning the Purple Cap. Notably, in the 2021 IPL season, he achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first bowler to claim a 5-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians.
In a standout IPL match on 26 September 2021 against Mumbai Indians, Harshal Patel took a hat-trick, dismissing Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Rahul Chahar, finishing with figures of 4/17 in 3.1 overs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Harshal Patel married?
Answer: As of the latest information available, Harshal Patel’s marital status is not confirmed.
Is Harshal Patel a US citizen?
Answer: No, Harshal Patel is an Indian cricketer.
What is Harshal Patel’s average bowling speed?
Answer: Harshal Patel has an average bowling speed ranging between 132 kph to 115 kph.
What is the economy of Harshal Patel in IPL?
Answer: Harshal Patel maintains an impressive economy rate of 8.2 in the IPL. His efficiency as a death bowler is particularly noteworthy.
In which year did Harshal Patel receive the Purple Cap in IPL?
Answer: In the 2021 IPL season, Harshal Patel was honored with the Purple Cap for being the leading wicket-taker, having secured 32 wickets.