The Royal Challengers are a team from the United Kingdom. In the first game of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Bangalore defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in a nail-biting contest on Friday. Harshal Patel’s maiden five-wicket haul in Chennai set the tone for the victory, as he ran through the Mumbai Indians’ batting line-up. From his four overs, Harshal Patel took five wickets and gave away just 27 runs. Harshal’s bowling helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore limit Mumbai Indians to 159/9 from their allotted 20 overs. Chasing 160 for victory, RCB won on the final ball of the match thanks to AB de Villiers’ quick-fire knock of 48. Following the victory,
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, praised Harshal Patel and confirmed that he would be his team’s “designated death bowler” in the tournament.
“Harshal is having a great time in the role. He’s going to be the death bowler for us. He’s very sure of what he needs to bring to the table, and as a captain, you want someone like that. In T20 cricket, what you ask of the bowler is that. And the wickets he got weren’t coincidental. He wanted the guys to hit the ball where he expected them to be picked, not where he wanted them to be caught “At the post-match presentation, Kohli said.