Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Harshal Patel now holds the record for joint-most wickets in an IPL season after removing Kolkata Knight Riders opener Venkatesh Iyer in the Eliminator on Monday. Harshal had earlier removed Shubman Gill. He finished IPL 2021 with 32 wickets. He could’ve had his 33rd but Devdutt Padikkal dropped Sunil Narine off his bowling. Harshal also holds the record for most wickets by an uncapped bowler in IPL history.
Dwayne Bravo picked 32 wickets in 2013 for Chennai Super Kings. Harshal has picked up 19 wickets while bowling at the death this season. Harshal’s 30 wickets were also the most for a bowler during the league phase of an IPL season. He surpassed former Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga’s record of 27 wickets in 2011.
Kagiso Rabada took 30 scalps for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2020.