IPL 2020: Amit Mishra injured ring finger of his right hand during Delhi Capitals’ match against KKR.© BCCI / IPL
Delhi Capitals leg spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out for the rest of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) with a finger injury in his bowling hand. The 37-year-old sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand while attempting to take back his bowling during the Delhi Capitals’ game 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 confer with a specialist in the coming days to determine the most appropriate treatment for this unfortunate injury,” the statement said.
Mishra was injured when he dove to the right to try to take a return catch to fire KKR’s Nitish Rana in DC’s 18-run win over them, while bowling his first over in the match.
He threw another one, turning down an in-form Shubman Gill, but the physio had to go out to nurse him again, and then he didn’t continue bowling.
“Too bad to lose Mishra in the middle when he turned the ball really well,” DC captain Shreyas Iyer said after the game.
“The worst part is that he looked at a good rhythm and was bowling really well. His experience helped him not only be in the middle on these UAE wickets, but also the young spinners on the team,” said a DC official. quoted by ANI news agency.
Amit Mishra is the second highest wicket taker in IPL history, with 160 scalps to his name, and only Sri Lanka pacesetter Lasith Malinga has more wickets in the tournament.
Delhi Capitals will now have to look for a replacement for the experienced spinner.
With input from ANI
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