Coming into IPL-6 after a decent domestic season, Amit Mishra is hoping to give a much-improved performance for his new franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 30-year-old leg-spinner, who was hampered by injury last season, said the new franchise is in a positive frame of mind.
“We are looking forward to a new season. The team is building up nicely. There is a lot of positive talk and we can improve on last year’s performance (earlier Deccan Chargers). We are trying to learn from past mistakes,” he said.
Mishra pointed out that a lot of strategies are being worked out. “We are a new team. The onus is on senior players to take the lead and perform,” he said.
As a leg-spinner he needs to stand up to the challenge. “In the last edition I rushed into the IPL after an injury. I was not fully fit. This time I come into the IPL with decent performances in domestic cricket. I will try my best to live up to the expectations and my own reputation,” said the leg spinner.
According to Mishra, any spinner, especially a leggie, needs lots of variation. “Being one of the top five bowlers in the IPL gives me great pleasure. I’m feeling confident of doing much better this time around. I always try to be an aggressive leg-spinner. In Twenty20 cricket, a spinner has to learn the art of taking wickets otherwise it is difficult to survive. he said.