The Indian leg spinner, Amit Mishra, has said that he wants to be selected in the test team for the tour of South Africa.
Mishra is currently featuring for the Indian team in the 5-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and he is bowling amazingly well there. He has been the leading wicket taker so far in the series. He has grabbed 9 wickets in 3 matches.
In the 3rd ODI match played yesterday at Harare, he was declared player of the match for his brilliant figures of 4 for 47.
Mishra had made his debut in international cricket 10 years back in 2003, but, he hasn’t managed to cement his place in the Indian side till now. He has kept getting in and out of the side in these 10 years.
The Haryana leg spinner is 30 years of age now and some experts think that the time is running out for him.
Talking to the reporters after the 3rd ODI match against Zimbabwe, Mishra said, “It’s been nice to have got some wickets in the series. I am just trying to be consistent. The rest is in the hands of selectors. I want to be back in the test team. Let’s see what happens.”
“I have worked hard on my bowling in the last few months especially on flippers and googlies. That hard work seems to be paying off now.”
The pitches at Harare Sports Club where the first 3 matches of the ODI series were played didn’t assist the spinners. Those were seaming tracks, but despite that, with his tight line and length and immaculate pace variations, Mishra managed to trouble Zimbabwe batsmen.
Mishra has so far played only 18 ODIs for India in which he has grabbed 28 wickets at an average of 25.39.