Amit Mishra Ruled Out Of Remainder Of IPL 2020
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Amit Mishra Ruled Out Of Remainder Of IPL 2020

Mishra (PC - BCCI)

Amit Mishra was ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2020 after sustaining an injury in Delhi Capital’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. In what could be a big blow for the remainder of their IPL 2020 campaign, Delhi Capitals on Monday informed that the veteran leg spinner has been ruled out of IPL 2020.

Pacer Ishant Sharma and spinner all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin of Delhi Capitals had earlier suffered injuries but later resumed training. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin even played the match against KKR after a successful recovery from injury.

Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals
Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Amit Mishra Ruled Out Of Remainder IPL 2020

Amit Mishra has played 150 matches and picked up 160 wickets averaging 24.19 and is only behind pacer Lasith Malinga who has 170 wickets in 122 matches averaging 19.8 in the leading wicket-takers list in IPL history.

“Delhi Capitals’ leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out for the remainder of the current season of the Dream11 Indian Premier League.”

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

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. Delhi won against KKR by 18 runs. It was their 3rd win including a Super Over victory.

“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury. Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes him a speedy recovery,” Delhi Capitals said through an official statement.

The spinner had made a bright start to the IPL 2020 campaign picking up three wickets in three matches and bowled at an impressive economy rate of 7.34.  He bowled 2 overs and picked up a solitary wicket of Shubman Gill and conceded 14 runs but got injured and could not bowl further.

Amit Mishra Drafted Into Playing XI Of Delhi Capitals After Ravichandran Ashwin Suffered Injury

Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL behind Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who opted out of IPL 2020, and has been an integral part of the Delhi franchise for several years.

Ravichandran Ashwin Injured
Ravichandran Ashwin Injured. Image Credits: Twitter

The veteran leggie was drafted into the playing XI after spinner all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin injured his shoulder in the first match against Kings XI Punjab. Ravichandran Ashwin returned in the last outing against KKR but the team persisted with Amit Mishra as the leg spinner had impressed everyone with his performances.