Mishra playing for India in 2011.
|Full name||Amit Mishra|
24 November 1982 |
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 259)||17 October 2008 v Australia|
|Last Test||22 August 2011 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 151)||13 April 2003 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||3 August 2013 v Zimbabwe|
|Only T20I (cap 33)||13 June 2010 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 21 September 2011|
Amit Mishra pronunciation (help·info) (born 24 November 1982) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm leg break bowler and right-handed lower order batsman. He usually bats number 10 or 11. Mishra is an attacking leg spinner.
Mishra was initially called into the Indian squad for a Test against the West Indies in 2002, but was not selected. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against South Africa during the TVS Cup in 2003. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Mishra made his Test cricket debut against Australia in the Second Test at Mohali (PCA ground) after captain and first-choice leg spinner Anil Kumble was injured. He took 5 wickets for 71 runs in Australia's first innings and then 2/35 in the second, making him the leading wicket-taker in the match as India proceeded to a decisive victory. Despite this, Indian coach Gary Kirsten said that Mishra would be dropped if Kumble recovered for the Third Test. However, Harbhajan Singh was injured so Mishra retained his place when Kumble came in. Kumble was then injured during the Test and retired, leaving Mishra as India's first-choice Test leg spinner.
Mishra was selected for the early-2009 Test tour of New Zealand, but India opted to field only one spinner, and he watched as Harbhajan performed the spin duties alone. Mishra played in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa. India's next Test was not until November 2009. Mishra took only one wicket in the high-scoring drawn First Test and he was dropped for the Second Test in favour of left arm orthodox spinner Pragyan Ojha, who retained his position for the Third Test as the second spinner.
Mishra was recalled for the tour of Bangladesh and played in the First Test in Chittagong as the only spinner after Harbhajan suffered an injury. He made 50 in the second innings as a night-watchman and took seven wickets. However, he was once again dropped in the next Test for Ojha. At the start of the tour, Mishra played in two ODIs against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a triangular tournament after Harbhajan was rested for the final two round-robin matches. Later in the Indian Cricket Team in England 2011 he got his highest score ever in the last test match of 84.He has been recalled for one day series against Zimbabwe July 2013.He won man of the match award for his 4/47 bowling against Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI played on 28 July 2013. Mishra managed to get most wickets by any bowler in a 5-match series or tournament against Zimbabwe July 2013. The spinner also equaled Indian bowling great Javagal Srinath's world record for the most wickets in a bilateral ODI series with 18 wickets.Srinath managed his feat in 7 matches so Mishra equaled the record in less matches and can be proud of his bowling.
Amit Mishra has been a consistent wicket-taker in all the five editions of the tournament. He has also made best useful contributions in the lower order with his timely cameos.
On 17 April 2013 in season 6 of Indian Premier League (IPL 2013) he took a hat-trick playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Pune Warriors India and with this hat-trick, he became the first player in IPL history to take three hat-tricks. He has previously taken hat-trick in IPL 2008 playing for Delhi Daredevils against Deccan Chargers and then again in IPL 2011 playing for Deccan Chargers against Kings XI Punjab.
- "2nd Test: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 17-21, 2008". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
- Amit Mishra claims second Hat-Trick of IPL 2013