IPL 2020: Injured Amit Mishra ruled out of the tournament

Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2020.

RICKY PONTING AND AMIT MISHRA

Amit Mishra and Ricky Ponting (background) sharing a light moment during a practice session.   -  DELHI CAPITALS

Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League, sources confirmed to Sportstar on Monday.

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"Yes, Mishy will not be playing because of the injury and it is confirmed. It will be a big loss to Delhi Capitals," a source said.

Mishra, a vital cog in DC's machinery, had played three matches and taken as many wickets, this season, but, on Saturday, he picked up a a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a catch in the game against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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The 37-year-old is one of the most successful bowlers in the league, having taken 160 wickets from 150 matches, at an average of 24.19. He is the second-highest wicket taker of all time after Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga (170).

Delhi Capitals later issued a press release, stating that the bowler will consult a specialist on his return to India for recovery and rehabilitation. “Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury. Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes him a speedy recovery,” the statement read.

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