Harshal Patel shines for RCB in yet another disappointing season for Virat Kohli’s team

Oct 12, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Harshal Patel — 32 wickets

The Haryana-born pacer who made his first Indian Premier League (IPL) appearance in 2012 has performed exceptionally well this season so far with a tally of 32 wickets from 15 matches — the most by a bowler — with a strike rate of 10.56 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Here are the other top wicket takers in IPL 2021, so far —

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Avesh Khan — 23 wickets

This fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh who has the capability to deliver a mean short ball, has taken 23 wickets in 15 matches with an average of 18.60 for Delhi Capitals.

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Jasprit Bumrah — 21 wickets

Mumbai Indians’s seam bowler who is also known as one of India’s best bowlers across formats took 21 wickets in 14 matches with a strike rate of 15.71.

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Mohammad Shami — 19 wickets

One of the most experienced bowlers in Punjab Kings team, Shami has a great career record with some stellar performances. He took 19 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 20.78.

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Rashid Khan — 18 wickets

Afghanistan’s leg spinner, whose career journey has been full of hard work and passion, has garnered 18 wickets in 14 matches with a strike rate of 18.66 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Yuzvendra Chahal — 18 wickets

Indian team’s permanent wrist spinner, who is also the first Indian bowler to pick-up 5 wicket-haul in T20Is, has taken so far 18 wickets in 15 matches with an average of 20.77 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Arshdeep Singh — 18 wickets

The youngest player of Punjab Kings, who impressed the selectors with his unique bowling skills in U-19, has taken 18 wickets in 12 matches with a strike rate of 13.77.

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Shardul Thakur — 18 wickets

The medium-fast bowler, who has shown his consistency among the wickets, has garnered 18 wickets in 15 matches with an average of 27.16 for Chennai Super Kings.

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Varun Chakravarthy — 16 wickets

Tamil Nadu’s leg spinner, who was taken over by Kolkata Knight Riders from Punjab Kings, has taken 16 wickets in 15 matches with a strike rate of 22.50.

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Jason Holder

Right-handed medium fast bowler from West Indies, who made his IPL debut in 2013 and is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, took 16 wickets in 8 matches with an average of 15.43.

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