Amit Mishra

  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 07-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Mirpur: Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, legspinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? 06-04-2014 12:21 PM

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax 02-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners 01-04-2014 07:33 PM

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian...
  • Spin vital to India's early World Twenty20 success 26-03-2014 10:01 PM

    Mirpur: India have surprised at the World Twenty20 not only by their success but in that they are being led by their spinners. India came to Bangladesh with little recent success in one-day internationals and having played only one T20 since December 2012. Yet, only they and Sri Lanka are...
  • Surprise package Amit Mishra leads India's bowling revival 24-03-2014 12:28 PM

    What India dreaded as their weakness is turning out to be a potent weapon in the quest to regain T20 supremacy. The bowlers have put up a stupendous show in India's first two games at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, paving way for the batsmen to put the opponents out...
  • World T20: Indian bowlers, batsmen combine to thump WI by seven wickets 23-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Mirpur: The dashing Indian pair of Virat Kohli (54) and Rohit Sharma (62*) led the successful run-chase against the West Indies in their second group match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday after Indian spin trio of Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin restricted the...
  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • West Indies don't know how to rotate strike against spinners: Raina 22-03-2014 04:08 PM

    Mirpur: India's Suresh Raina says that most of the top-order West Indies batsmen prefer playing big shots rather than rotating strike against spinners, an area which he feels can be exploited by Amit Mishra and Co when the two teams square off in the ICC World T20 on Sunday. Asked...
  • World Twenty20: What India need to do to beat West Indies 22-03-2014 12:29 PM

    After registering a convincing seven-wicket victory over arch-rival Pakistan in World Twenty20 opener, India face again an uphill task when they take on West Indies on Sunday. Not to forget, West Indies are the defending champions and they play well in this format. Moreover, they have warmed-up well with wins...
  • Amit Mishra credits Dhoni's advice for success against Pakistan 22-03-2014 11:12 AM

    Mirpur: India legspinner Amit Mishra said his success in the World Twenty20 opener against Pakistan was a result of some sound advice by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who asked him to maintain an attacking line. "I am not afraid of flighting the ball because I always think about taking wickets...
  • I always go for wickets, not for restricting batsmen: Mishra 21-03-2014 11:24 PM

    Mirpur: Leg-spinners might go for runs but that does not deter Amit Mishra from thinking about bowling an attacking line rather than trying to be a restrictive option for his captain. "I am not afraid of flighting the ball because I always think about taking wickets and not restricting the...
  • We won't always go with 3 spinner, 2 pacer combination: Dhoni 21-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Mirpur: India's ploy of going with three spinners and two pacers worked perfectly as they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 campaign opener today but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it would not be the norm and team combination would depend on match conditions. Dhoni said...
  • India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 opener 21-03-2014 09:43 PM

    India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round show to beat the archrivals by seven wickets in a one-sided match of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 at Mirpur. The 2007 champions restricted Pakistan to a modest 130 for...
  • India restrict Pakistan to 130/7 in WT20 Super10 opener 21-03-2014 08:38 PM

    India limited Pakistan to 130 for 7 in the Super 10 opener of the 2014 World Twenty20 played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh. While spinners backed MS Dhoni's decision to bowl, there were key moments in the match that allowed India to limit their neighbours to a...
  • MS Dhoni takes Amit Mishra to cleaners during net session 18-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Fatullah: There was a feeling of deja vu as Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took Amit Mishra to the cleaners during a net session here, much like former skipper Sourav Ganguly would do with Murali Kartik a few years ago. In 10 balls during a particular phase, Dhoni...
  • Asia Cup: How Pakistan beat India in a thrilling finish 02-03-2014 10:48 PM

    Pakistan needed 10 off the last over and lost the ninth wicket of Saeed Ajmal off the very first ball, but last man Junaid Khan got the single to give the strike back to Shahid Afridi who provided a moment of magic with two back-to-back sixes off R Ashwin to...
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan beat India by 1 wicket in a last-over cliffhanger 02-03-2014 09:02 PM

    India's lack of a death-over specialist bowler came back to haunt them on Sunday against Pakistan, who played on the weakness of their archrivals thanks to the moment of magic provided by old guard Shahid Afridi whose two sixes in the last over virtually put India out of the tournament...
  • Amit Mishra should have been given a chance: Ghavri 18-02-2014 03:24 PM

    Mumbai: Leggie Amit Mishra, who has been virtually a passenger with the Indian touring team without getting into the playing eleven, should have been tried out by the team management during the New Zealand series to show his mettle, said former India pacer Karsan Ghavri. "I think other spinners should...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hyderabad bag Warner, buy back Mishra, Ishant 12-02-2014 06:05 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad tried their best to buy back the players from the pool who...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: UP win by innings and 14 runs; Rajasthan on top against MP 08-12-2013 07:12 PM

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh bowlers produced a disciplined effort to register a comfortable innings and 14 runs win against Services in their Group B Ranji Trophy match. Starting their second innings with a deficit of 205 runs after the hosts posted 369 all out in their first innings, Services were bowled...
  • Zaheer back, Gambhir ignored for SA Tests; Rayudu gets Test call-up 25-11-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: Zaheer Khan may not have a BCCI contract but he will be happy to see his name appear on the list of India's Test squad for the tour of South Africa, which the selectors announced on Monday. But Gautam Gambhir will have to wait a bit longer to...
  • 4th ODI: India hope to strike back in MS Dhoni's hometown 22-10-2013 05:27 PM

    After three entertaining run-feast, India and Australia head to MS Dhoni's home town Ranchi to play the fourth one-dayer of the seven-match ODI series on Wednesday. Against the odds, visitors snatched victory in the previous one-dayer thanks to poor bowling by the Indians, especially under-fire Ishant Sharma who gave 30...
  • India vs Australia: Bowlers who could impress in batting-heavy series 12-10-2013 10:36 AM

    In an ODI series expected to be dominated by the batsmen, as the one-off T20 international suggested, bowlers from India and Australia will be in for a stern test on the batting-friendly tracks, where taking wickets sometimes becomes a hard toil. The T20 international on Thursday, which India won by...
  • I wanted to use Amit Mishra better this time, says Shikhar Dhawan 18-09-2013 11:32 PM

    Mohali: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that he wanted to use man-of-the-match Amit Mishra better in the second match after giving him only one over in the first match. Mishra, who had figures of one for 13 against Faisalabad Wolves, was given only one over by Dhawan against Kandurata...
  • Shikhar Dhawan says he has lot to learn about captaincy 17-09-2013 11:59 PM

    Mohali: His batting was flawless as he led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a convincing eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons on Tuesday but Shikhar Dhawan says it will take him time to learn captaincy skills. Dhawan, who scored a 71 in Hyderabad's chase of 169, led the IPL side for the first...