IPL 2022, LSG vs RCB: Harshal Patel wants to bowl in tough situations | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Harshal Patel, one of many architects of Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s win over Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday, stated that he likes to bowl underneath strain, whereas the bowler praised Rajat Patidar, who scored a century within the Eliminator match.
He stated that he all the time wished to check himself underneath strain by bowling within the slog overs.
“I wish to bowl in powerful conditions. Whether or not I might have the ability to ship or not, I do not actually know, I am unable to say. However I wish to be in these conditions, there isn’t any doubt about that and I’ve been wanting to try this for the previous 2-3 years, I’ve been doing that for Haryana, and I wished to do it on the larger stage and I’ll proceed to place myself in that state of affairs,” Patel stated within the post-match press convention.
Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Lucknow Tremendous Giants by 14 runs within the Eliminator conflict of IPL 2022 right here at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Calling Rajat Patidar whose unbeaten century led RCB to victory a “particular participant”, Patel stated, “The best way he performed, I actually needn’t say something. Now we have been seeing this calibre within the observe video games. Even final yr when he was with us, he acquired just a few alternatives however couldn’t do justice to his expertise and calibre. We knew he was a particular participant. When he got here in as a alternative participant this yr, we appeared decided.”
On this yr’s mega public sale, Patidar remained unsold in IPL 2022, however as a result of damage to one among RCB’s gamers, he acquired an opportunity this season as a alternative.
Patel injured his proper hand whereas fielding throughout a match in opposition to Gujarat Titans.
Speaking about his damage, he stated, “Fortunately, I didn’t should make any modifications to my ability as a result of the pores and skin superficially has healed effectively. So, I might bowl my slower deliveries and no matter I wished to bowl. We tried all the pieces in observe yesterday and I bowled 30-40 deliveries. I used to be fairly assured that this can maintain up so long as I do not get one other impression. I didn’t should make modifications, fortunately it healed.”
There was a time when Tremendous Giants wanted 35 runs off 18 deliveries and that is when Harshal struck. “I used to be nervous since you are defending 35 of 18. When there was a large they usually acquired six runs, I realised that the vast yorker wasn’t coming by way of in the present day. So, I assumed it was higher to observe the plan that labored for me within the first two overs. The thought was to get KL and Stoinis out, fortunately that labored,” he added.
RCB will now face Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahemdabad on Friday for a spot within the remaining in opposition to Gujarat Titans.

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