Amit Mishra

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This article is about the Indian international cricketer. For the Uttar Pradesh cricketer, see Amit Mishra (cricketer, born 1991).
Amit Mishra
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Personal information
Full name Amit Mishra
Born (1982-11-24) 24 November 1982 (age 32)
Delhi, India
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style leg spin
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 259) 17 October 2008 v Australia
Last Test 20 August 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 151) 13 April 2003 v South Africa
Last ODI 11 October 2014 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 33) 13 June 2010 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–present Haryana
2008–2010; 2015-present Delhi Daredevils
2011–2012 Deccan Chargers
2013–2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 15 27 127 106
Runs scored 451 24 3,453 612
Batting average 21.47 4.80 22.42 13.02
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 1/14 0/1
Top score 84 9* 202* 55
Balls bowled 3,819 1408 26,770 5,534
Wickets 55 45 457 173
Bowling average 36.63 23.95 29.28 23.78
5 wickets in innings 1 1 20 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/71 6/48 6/66 6/25
Catches/stumpings 7/– 2/– 66/– 29/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 June 2014

Amit Mishra About this sound pronunciation  (born 24 November 1982) is an Indian cricketer. He is an attacking right-arm leg-break bowler and right-handed tail-ender batsman. He plays for Haryana in the domestic Ranji Trophy and currently appears for the T20 franchise Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. In addition, he has represented India in Test, ODIs and T20s.

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 Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

Test and ODI career[edit]

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.[1] 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 equalled 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 bowled a fine spell for two wickets against Pakistan in the 6th match of Asia Cup on 2 February 2014. Mishra’s bowling figures of 2 for 28 from his 10 overs were the sixth best economical bowling figures in Asia Cup history (bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 10 overs are only considered).[2]


Test 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/71 1  Australia PCA Stadium Mohali India 2008

ODI 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/48 20  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 2013

IPL career[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2nd Test: India v Australia at Mohali, Oct 17-21, 2008". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ Sarath Mar 3, 2014. "Stats: Best economy rates in the Asia Cup - Sportskeeda". 

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