Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals spinner, will be a crucial part of the Delhi Capitals set-up in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, considering the fact that the pitches in the United Arab Emirates are likely to aid the spinners as the tournament wears on.
But, Mishra, who is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of the Indian Premier League, has said that pitches thus far have been neutral and it remains to be seen how they actually behave when the tournament kicks off on September 19.
The conditions so far have been neutral – I can’t say if they favour the batsmen or the bowlers more. When we start playing, then we will have a clearer picture and can say whether it is helping the batsmen or the bowlers more,” Amit Mishra was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Commenting on the team spirit in the Delhi Capitals camp, the veteran leg-spinner said that everybody is really excited to play in the 13th season of the IPL and the best thing about their set-up is that everyone is enjoying each other’s company.
‘The best thing is that all the players are enjoying each other’s company. Everyone is really keen and excited to play in this season of the IPL. With just one week to go now, everyone has been putting in great effort in preparing for the tournament under such difficult circumstances,” Amit Mishra said.
‘It is like a family’- Amit Mishra on Delhi Capitals environment
Amit Mishra further added that he is really happy that everyone has done their bit when it comes to adhering all the bio-security protocols laid by the BCCI. He also revealed that the team is like a family where everyone is taking care of each other and helping their teammates in correcting their mistakes.
“I’m really happy that everyone has been really cautious in their approach and have made sure that all protocols are being followed and have been within the bio-bubble, and the fact that no one from the bio-bubble has been affected by Covid-19, is proof of how well everyone has followed the rules,” Mishra added.
“The feeling within our group is really good, and there is a positive vibe. We have been able to gel really well even with the newer faces in our side. It is like a family and everyone has been taking care of each other on the field and correcting mistakes if there are any.”he revealed.
With the Delhi Capitals coming off a brilliant season last year, Amit Mishra said that the team will be putting their best efforts in order to better the performances of the last season.
“We are really positive, but in T20 cricket, you know it is hard to promise a win, because all teams are so competitive and have quality players in their ranks. We also have a lot of match-winners in our team, and we will do our preparations according to each team. We cannot underestimate any team, and need to treat everyone equally,” he said.