Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, a vital cog in the Delhi Capital’s (DC) machinery, has been ruled out for the remainder of the IPL 2020 due to a finger injury.
Amit Mishra got injured in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) while trying to take a diving return catch off his own bowling. He missed KKR’s Nitish Rana’s catch and in the process hurt his fingers.
Amit Mishra recently surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
With 160 wickets, the 37-year-old is next only to Lasith Malinga on the all-time list. Mishra could have gone past Malinga’s tally of 170 as the Sri Lankan legend has withdrawn from IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.
What did Delhi Capitals say?
Following the injury, the Delhi Capitals has issued a statement in this regard.
The statement reads: “The 37-year-old sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a return catch off his bowling during Delhi Capitals’ match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on 3rd October 2020.”
“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury.”
Amit Mishra selected in playing XI after Ashwin’s injury
Amit Mishra did not start the campaign for Delhi Capitals but a shoulder injury to Ravichandran Ashwin during their season opener gave the veteran spinner an opportunity to be in the playing XI.
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Mishra made the best use of the chance that came his way as he troubled opposition batsmen straightaway. Against Sunrisers, Mishra picked up 2 wickets for just 35 runs.
In Sharjah, which has become a nightmare for bowlers, Mishra brought in all his experience and gave away only 14 runs in 2 overs and picked up the big wicket of KKR opener Shubman Gill. However, he was not able to continue bowling.
DC’s contest with RCB today
In what could be a cracker of a game, the strength of Virat Kohli’s Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) will be put to test against Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals (DC) on Monday. The two teams will be facing each other in IPL 2020 in Dubai.
Both the teams have performed well in the tournament and have won three of the four matches they have played.
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