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India spinner Amit Mishra has revealed that he has been working on a few new variations ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins on April 7.
Mishra admitted that he has been working hard on developing the variations and added that if everything goes to plan, he will unleash the new deliveries during the tournament.
The 35-year-old will once again represent the Delhi Daredevils after the franchise bought him for INR 4 crores during the IPL auction last month.
With Mishra only taking 10 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 34.30 in last year’s IPL, he admitted that he is looking to redeem himself this year.
“Yes! You can see a couple additions this year. I am working on them. If everything goes well, then you can surely see them,” Mishra was quoted as saying by CricketCountry. “There’s definitely no pressure. We have an excellent team. We have to think positive and plan the game well.”
The Daredevils will be coached by legendary Australia captain and batsman Ricky Ponting this year. With a new coach at the helm, the franchise will be looking to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 2012.
When asked about the team’s struggles over the last few editions of the IPL, Mishra said: “I honestly don’t feel there was anything wrong. Sometimes your plans don’t workout. The T20 games are such that you cannot go back and correct anything. Hopefully, by god’s grace everything will go well for us this year.”