Harshal Patel established a reputation in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore by bowling incredibly well in the final overs and using a variety of styles. A number of the league’s top batters were fooled by Harshal’s well-disguised slower deliveries, which helped him earn a spot on the Indian team.
Since making his international debut, Harshal has established himself as a major component of India’s bowling attack, and the squad will depend on him to limit runs in the dying stages of innings at the next T20 World Cup. Harshal, however, was unable to compete in the Asia Cup due to an injury. Since joining the team again, he has had trouble controlling runs in the final overs. Before the third T20I between India and South Africa began, former India players and batting coach Sanjay Bangar provided Harshal some crucial advice that would help him regain composure in the dying overs.
“Harshal Patel has to make sure that his average balls have to be fuller. Close to the 4 meter mark is where he should be bowling as opposed to the 7 meter mark in the last 10 T20Is. That is where I feel that by bowling shorter, he is giving enough time for the batters to readjust and pickup those slower variations. My only advice to Harshal will be bowl your slower balls fuller so that the batter gets caught by the dip that he gets later in the line of the ball,” Bangar said. Although Harshal has taken 26 wickets in 22 T20Is to date, he would like to lower his career economy rate of above 9 runs per over.