Veteran spinner Amit Mishra, who is a part of the Delhi Capitals Outfit for IPL 2020 has been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured finger. The spinner survived the injury in Delhi’s last match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. Mishra featured in three games this season, picking up three wickets.
The veteran spinner injured his bowling arm right in the first over of his spell against KKR in Sharjah. Mishra was injured in trying to take a return catch from a mistimed shot from Nitish Rana which held up in the air. The leg spinner jammed his hand under the ball in his attempt to complete the catch. He went for 12 from two overs in that game taking the wicket of Shubman Gill. Thereafter he didn’t bowl in the game.
“Amit has fractured his ring finger and is out of IPL tournament. Obviously, it is a very disappointing news considering he was integral to DC’s plans,” a source from Mishra’s management team confirmed the development to PTI.
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Amit Mishra Ruled Out of IPL 2020
Amit Mishra’s injury comes at a very wrong time for the Delhi Capitals team. They have been plagued by injuries and especially to key bowlers. Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin just recovered from their respective injuries before the leg-spinner joined the list.
Meanwhile, Mishra’s being ruled out of IPL 2020 means Axar Patel will walk back into the side and partner R Ashwin from one end. Delhi have a few other spinning options as well with S Midhun, Shubham Singh and Ankit Soni.
Delhi Capitals will play Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday night in Dubai and Mishra will not be a part of this contest. Mishra played three games this season and took 2 for 25 against SRH apart from his 1/14 against KKR. He was brilliant against CSK despite going wicket-less for 23 runs in 4 overs.
Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in this competition with 160 wickets to his name. Mumbai pace veteran Lasith Malinga tops the list with 170 wickets to his name.