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Praveen Dubey replaces injured Amit Mishra at Delhi Capitals

 

Delhi Capitals have finally announced a replacement for the injured leggie Amit Mishra. They have named Karnataka leg-spinner Praveen Dubey as a replacement for injured Amit Mishra for the rest of IPL 2020. Dubey is already in the UAE, hitherto with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the capacity of a net bowler. The 27-year-old spinner was picked up by RCB in the February 2016 IPL auctions for INR 35 lakhs. However, he didn’t play a single game for the franchise and was released after two seasons.

Delhi Capitals announced Dubey as a replacement for Amit Mishra. Their official handle tweeted “Following Amit Mishra‘s injury that ruled him out of the tournament, we’ve secured the services of leg-spinner Pravin Dubey as his replacement for the remainder of the #Dream11IPL season”. The talented spinner has been a consistent performer in the Karnataka Premier League. One of his best seasons came in the 2015-16 KPL when he took 8 wickets for Belgavi Panthers at an economy rate of 6.89. He has represented Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and has 16 scalps at an average of 19.12 in T20s. He posted his best T20 figures of 4 for 19 against Tamil Nadu in the 2017-18 season. The leg-spinner has also played a first-class game and eight List A matches. According to sources, the 27-year-old Azamgarh-born player has already moved into the Delhi bio-bubble. Dubey is now the fourth spinner in the Delhi Capitals roster that already comprises Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane. The former is also the second leg-spinner in the squad alongside Lamichhane. It will be interesting to see if he gets a nod.

 

Amit Mishra, one of the greatest bowlers in IPL history was earlier ruled out of the tournament after sustaining a flexor tendon injury to his ring finger while playing against Kolkata Knight Riders.He got injured while attempting to take a return-catch off his bowling. Delhi Capitals are having a fantastic IPL 2020 and are currently placed at the top of the table. It’ll be interesting if Dubey manages to get a game for DC.