Delhi Capitals all-rounder Harshal Patel has got his chances but he has not made the most of his opportunities. His previous appearance in the IPL also came to a halt prematurely as he fractured his hand after featuring in only two matches. Harshal Patel, however, is focused to make the most of his opportunity in IPL 2020.
Following a few setbacks, the Haryana captain has worked on his game, and keep to perform for the capital franchise in the IPL. At the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy in 2019, a much-improved Patel displayed his prowess with the bat as he notched up 374 runs at an average of 31.16. He was not only the fourth highest run scorer in the tournament but also the second highest run-scorer.
The Gujarat born player said that his focus in the IPL will be to grab opportunities served on his plate with the bat and ball. He also said that the IPL 2020 will be mentally difficult but he is ready to thrive on the slow pitches in the UAE.
“My focus is to grab the opportunities that come my way and continue the run I’m having with both the bat and the ball. I’ve already started training, keeping the tournament in mind,” Harshal Patel told The Times of India.
“Mentally, it will be the most difficult IPL. It is going to be a five-star jail. At the same time, I consider myself fortunate that I’ll be able to play cricket and showcase my skills. The pitches in Dubai are going to be slow and I feel I’m going to thrive on those tracks. Hopefully, we will return with the trophy too,” he added.
Patel has picked up 43 wickets in as many matches in the IPL. He has also scored 107 runs which is not a fine record for him personally. But their is always a second chance and he will look to make the most of it.