Full name Amit Mishra
Born November 24, 1982, Delhi
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Amit Mishra may be a leg spinner who plays for Haryana within the Ranji Trophy. Mishra, who bowls with a stunning loop and nagging accuracy, features a sharply spinning leg break which happens to be his stock delivery. He also has the highest spinner, and a well disguised wrong-un. He was initially called into the Indian squad for the Test series against the West Indies in 2002, but wasn’t given an opportunity to play. then he wasn’t picked until 2007 when he was drafted in to play against the South African A side in 2007. Immediately he made an impression , taking 5 wickets therein game and he soon came into the national reckoning with some consistent performances.
Mishra was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils to play within the IPL which is where he shone, by taking a hat-trick during a game against the Deccan Chargers. He displayed a fine temperament, and wasn’t afraid to offer the ball a rip. Mishra contributed well in IPL-1 for Delhi by taking 14 wickets in 11 games and shortly he was knocking on the doors of the national side. He visited Australia to play the Emerging Players’ tournament in Brisbane and starred with the ball as India emerged victorious.
Mishra was selected within the Indian squad to play the visiting Aussies in 2008 and he got his opportunity to form his debut at Mohali when Anil Kumble got injured. He took 5 wickets within the first innings – making him only the sixth Indian to possess a fifer on debut. He added an extra 2 wickets within the second to end with 7 for the match. Mishra played within the next 2 games also finishing with 14 wickets within the series.
Mishra became the leading leg-spinner within the country after Anil Kumble retired and picked up an extra 6 wickets within the 2-Test series against England in December 2008. When India toured New Zealand he was overlooked of the side because the seam friendly wickets didn’t leave a second spinner within the squad. Mishra bowled well without much luck within the second edition of the IPL as his side were knocked out by a ‘Gilly’ storm within the semi-final.
Mishra last played for India, during a match game , in 2011 when India were beaten 0-4 at England on their thanks to gaining the amount one spot in Test cricket. However, he registered his highest Test score of 84 within the last Test. Mishra has been in and out of the ODI squads for a short time but has not been ready to make it to the Test squad again. He was thought to be Anil Kumble’s successor but has not been ready to continue his reputation.
Mishra represented the Deccan Chargers and later went on to play for the Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL. He has been a uniform performer within the league and therefore the only IPL player to require three hat-tricks. He had an incredible 2013 season for them as he picked up 21 wickets and played a key-role in most of the Sun Risers’ wins. His strong performance within the IPL earned him a ODI call-back for the Champions Trophy in June and later for the Zimbabwe tour in July 2013. He was brilliant against Zimbabwe and equalled Javagal Srinath’s record for the foremost wickets during a bilateral ODI series with 18 wickets. He achieved this feat in only five games compared to Srinath’s seven. However, he played just one match within the 5-match ODI series against Australia in October/November 2013. Mishra was later picked up for the 3-match ODI series against West Indies and was also named as a neighborhood of the ODI squad touring South Africa in December 2013. He played a few of games within the 2014 Asia Cup and impressed everyone. He couldn’t play the whole Ranji season as he was a part of the national side, but he did well within the opportunities that he got. After his impressive show in 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him back for the 2014 edition. He played all the games within the 2014 T20 WC, within the first two matches Mishra picked 2 for 22 against Pakistan and a couple of for 18 against West Indies , these two performances earned him the person of the Match award. However, he wasn’t ready to perform struggling situations as he went for lots within the semi-final and therefore the final which India eventually lost to Sri Lanka .
In the absence of the injured Jadeja on the 2015 tour of Sri Lanka , Mishra played a fine fiddle to Ashwin, finishing the series with 15 wickets. However, lack of opportunities thereafter began to hinder his progress. Mishra featured in only two home Tests against South Africa , two against West Indies and just two against England. While Mishra continues to contribute with useful contributions, the presence of Ashwin and Jadeja has severely limited his opportunities at the very best level. The emergence of Jayant Yadav as an all-round option has left Mishra the fourth choice spinner, despite having lasted longer than Ashwin.
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