Harshal Patel of RCB is hoping to play in the Eliminator
Harshal Patel, one of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s key bowlers, had to walk off the field in the last game against Gujarat Titans after injuring his right hand, and his participation in the playoffs if RCB does qualify was in doubt. However, he has spoken out about his injuries and stated that he will be ready for the Eliminator against the Lucknow Super Giants on May 25 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Harshal had suffered a cut on his right hand while fielding at short extra cover, which had split the webbing and immediately caused a lot of blood to run out. The pacer was forced to retire to the dressing room to have the webbing repaired by the RCB physio, and he did not return to the field after bowling only one over. RCB went on to win the game by eight wickets with to an impressive 73-run innings from Virat Kohli, while Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis also contributed and kept RCB’s tournament ambitions alive.
However, their advancement into the playoffs was contingent on the Mumbai Indians defeating the Delhi Capitals, which occurred. RCB will now hope to capture the trophy for the first time by winning the remaining knockout games.
Meanwhile, Harshal described the situation of his right-hand injury and mentioned getting a couple of stitches removed in three to four days. He also stated that he should be ready for the Eliminator, which will be a huge boost for the RCB franchise. Notably, the bowler has 18 wickets so far in the tournament and has been particularly effective in the death overs.