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“I have some 2-3 years of cricket left,” says Amit Mishra ahead of IPL auction

The 2023 IPL Auction is just around the corner and there are a lot of players who are willing to throw their hats on the auction tables. And one of them is the veteran Indian leg spinner Amit Mishra.

Just days away from the miniauction that is set to take place in Kochi, Mishra has opened up about how he feels about his body and his desire to play.

Amit Mishra wants to play more IPL

According to a report by India Today, Mishra was quoted saying, “I have some 2-3 years of cricket left in me. I am keeping myself fit and my performance in domestic cricket last and this season have not been bad either. I am hopeful to be bought by a franchise at this week’s IPL auction.”

Mishra also shed some light on the importance of leg spin in the T20 cricket. He talked about how some people believed that leg spin would “diminish with advent of T20 cricket.”

That has not happened though. On the contrary, leg spinners have become more prominent in the shortest format of the game. Amit Mishra also cited the example of Yuzvendra Chahal who has been a fine gem for RCB in IPL.

On absence of Leg Spinners from Indian team

Mishra also questioned the lack of opportunities for leg spinners in the game. He put forward his own experience of working with young leggies, saying “I do not want to take names but there are more than half a dozen leggies who have the potential to get into the Indian side. I am very happy to train any young leg spinner who comes up to me for help.”

Amit Mishra made his IPL debut in the inaugural season and was last seen in action in 2021. In the long tenure of the tournament, he has played a total of 154 games and has managed to pick 166 scalps at an economy of 7.3. His best figures in IPL are 5/17 against Deccan Chargers, way back in 2008.

The leg spinner turned 40-year-old last month. And considering his fitness issues over the years, it is hard for him to find a team in the upcoming season of IPL.

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