|Amit Mishra Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||November 24, 1982|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Amit Mishra is an Indian professional cricketer who had represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a spin bowler, between 2003 and 2017. He had played 22 test matches, 36 ODIs, and 10 T20Is, picking up a combined 156 wickets in a stop-start international career for India. In the Indian domestic circuit, he has played for the state of Haryana (2000–Present) across all 3 formats. An IPL (Indian Premier League) veteran, he holds the record of being the most successful Indian bowler (as of May 2021) in the history of the league with 166 wickets to his name, just 4 behind the overall leading wicket-taker Lasith Malinga. In the tournament, he has represented Delhi Capitals (2008–2010, 2015–Present), Deccan Chargers (2011–2012), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013–2014).
- Father – S M Mishra (Former Employee of Indian Railways)
- Mother – Chandrakala Mishra
- Siblings – Sanjay Mishra (Brother). He has 2 other brothers and 3 sisters.
Right-Arm Leg Break
99 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Delhi Capitals (IPL), Deccan Chargers (IPL), Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Amit has dated –
- Vandana Jain (2012-2015) – Amit had started dating film producer and the then co-owner of the CCL (Celebrity Cricket League) team Bengal Tigers Vandana Jain in 2012. They had parted ways in September 2015 after she had filed and later withdrawn a police complaint against him for allegedly assaulting her in his hotel room in Bengaluru.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a thick beard
Amit Mishra Facts
- In July 2013, in an ODI series against Zimbabwe, Amit had picked 18 wickets overall thus equaling the record for the most number of wickets taken by a bowler in a bilateral ODI series. The record was previously solely held by former Indian pace bowler Javagal Srinath who had set it in a 7-match ODI series against New Zealand in the 2002-03 season. The record had stood unrivaled as of May 2021.
- In a group-stage match of the 2014 Asia Cup, against Pakistan, he had produced a miserly spell of 2/28 from his quota of 10 overs. These were the 6th most economical 10-over bowling figures in the tournament’s history.
- In the ODI series, during New Zealand’s 2016–17 tour of India, he had picked 15 wickets in 5 matches helping India ace the series by a margin of 3-2. In the last match of the series, with the score level at 2-2, he had produced a magical spell of 5/18 from 6 overs to skittle New Zealand out for a paltry total of 79 in a chase of 270. His performance had seen him win both the ‘Player of the Match’ and the ‘Player of the Series’ awards.
- With 16 dismissals in 9 matches, he was the leading wicket-taker for Haryana in the 2018–19 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy (India’s premier domestic one-day cricket competition).
- In April 2013, he had become the first bowler to record 3 hat-tricks in the IPL. As of May 2021, he was the only bowler to have achieved the feat.
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