Delhi capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the IPL 2020 after suffering a finger injury in his bowling hand.
“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,” Delhi Capitals said in a statement. The news comes hours before DC’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury,” the statement further read. Mishra suffered an injury when he dived to his right in an attempt to take a return catch to dismiss KKR’s Nitish Rana during the match while bowling the first over in the match. He also bowled one more over even after suffering with an injury & was successful in dismissing an in-form Shubman Gill who was in full form but the physio had to come out when he faced difficulty in bowling & soon along with Physio he went off field & after that he didn’t bowl any over.
“Unfortunate to lose Mishra in the middle when he was spinning the ball really well,” DC captain Shreyas Iyer had said after the game.
“The worst part is that he was looking in great rhythm and was bowling really well. His experience was something that was not just helping him in the middle on these UAE wickets, but also the young spinners in the team,” a DC official was quoted as saying by a media agency.
Amit Mishra is the second highest wicket taker in the IPL history by registering 160 wickets on his name. Delhi Capitals will now have to look for a replacement for the experienced spinner who can handle his position very well & will not lead team to suffer in future matches.