IPL 2022: RCB remember Harshal Patel’s “stopping ability”

IPL 2022: Faf du Plessis says he missed Harshal Patel’s bowling in certain circumstances.© BCCI/IPL

Captain Faf du Plessis admitted that Royal Challengers Bangalore missed the services of their pacer Harshal Patel in their defeat against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022 on Tuesday. Notably, Harshal was not a part of RCB’s playing XI against Chennai at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy as the pacer had to leave the IPL bio bubble to return home following the news of his sister’s tragic death. RCB sources had said that Harshal came out of the bubble on Sunday after the match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. It is not yet clear how long Harshal will be unavailable for the RCB team.

In a post-match presentation, Faf du Plessis said: “The first 7-8 overs were very good, then there was a period from 8-14 where Dubey took on the spinners. In that period, everything we tried didn’t work To chase down such a big score in the order, you need to be one of the first four to set the foundation. We didn’t have that. CSK used their spinners on a pitch that had some grip. The way We came back that was a credit to the depth.”

“You see the value of Harshal, and what he offers. He has the ability to stop the game. We missed tonight, we had the same tone of bowling. We lacked the required variety in our attack. Expectation. Well, we can get him back soon. Impressed by the way Prabhudesai played, he made his debut,” said the South African.

Harshal Patel was the IPL’s leading wicket-taker in the 2021 season and took 32 wickets. He also excelled in RCB’s previous match against Mumbai Indians, taking two wickets for 23 runs.

Coming into the match, scintillating innings from Shivam Dubey and Robin Uthappa were backed by a daring bowling performance as Chennai Super Kings completed an easy 23-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2022 match on Tuesday.


Robin Uthappa scored his IPL career-best 88, while Shivam Dubey scored a thrilling 95* as the pair stitched a massive 165-run partnership to help CSK reach the highest score of IPL 2022 – 216/4. helped. Among the bowlers, Mahesh Thekshana was the star for CSK as he took four wickets while their captain Ravindra Jadeja took three for RCB’s chase.

This is CSK’s first win after five matches in IPL 2022 while it is their only second loss for RCB.

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