Last Update on: September 28th, 2020 at 05:51 pm
Delhi Capitals’ leg-spinner Amit Mishra is one of the most experienced spinners in IPL, having played since the inaugural edition of IPL. Amit Mishra is also a prolific wicket-taker and the second-highest in the history of IPL behind Lasith Malinga. The veteran leggie, who came in for Ravichandran Ashwin in the last game and bowled economically, hailed Shreyas Iyer as the skipper.
Shreyas Iyer took over as the captain of the franchise two years ago when regular skipper Gautam Gambhir dropped himself from the playing eleven halfway. Iyer captained Delhi Capitals full-time last year and guided the franchise to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. At present, they are the table-toppers, beating Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab and are the only unbeaten side other than Rajasthan Royals.
Amit Mishra, who is likely to retain his spot for the game against SunRisers Hyderabad, credited Shreyas Iyer for giving freedom to the bowlers concerning bowling, planning and field placements. Mishra added that as the tournament progresses, he could only see the Mumbai batsman getting better at the job.
“Shreyas Iyer is a captain who gives freedom to his bowlers, be it in the planning or field arrangement. Iyer gives us all the liberty. He has been good so far and I can only see him get better as a captain with experience as the tournament goes on,” Amit Mishra told in a press conference ahead of their game against SunRisers Hyderabad.
“I feel it might support batting more” : Amit Mishra
The 37-year old further said that the wicket in Abu Dhabi might support batting more, for it is on the slower side; however, are slightly skeptical since Delhi Capitals have not played here. He feels that leg-spinners are always wicket-taking options and is a great thing for any team.
“Well about the Abu Dhabi wicket, since we haven’t played or practised there, I feel it might support batting more. The wicket, however, seemed to be a little slow and the batsman gets a little advantage there because of the slow movement of the ball. A legspinner is always a wicket-taking option and that’s a great thing for any team I would say,” he added.