Harshal Patel became the sixth oldest T20I debutant for India when he received his maiden cap by former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on November 19 ahead of the second T20I against New Zealand in Ranchi. He replaced Mohammed Siraj, who split his webbing in the first match in Jaipur.
Harshal is of 30 years and 361 days. Patel bagged the Purple Cap for taking 32 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. He equalled Dwayne Bravo’s tally of most wickets in an IPL season. The CSK veteran took 32 wickets in 2013.
Patel’s 32 wickets, however, were easily the best for an Indian bowler, surpassing Jasprit Bumrah’s tally of 27 wickets from the 13th edition of the league in 2020.
He took 2 wickets and conceded just 25 runs from his quota of 4 overs.