Spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out for the rest of IPL 2020.
The Delhi Capitals player will take no further part in this year’s tournament after picking up a finger injury.
The leg-spinner has a flexor tendon injury on the ring finger of his bowling hand. He suffered the injury when trying to take a return catch against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 3.
He looked to gather a leading edge from Nitish Rana but hurt his finger as he failed to hold the difficult catch.
Mishra still bowled another over and dismissed Shubman Gill but wasn’t able to bowl again.
Delhi Capitals confirmed the news and rehabilitation plans with a press release. It read: “Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury.
“Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes him a speedy recovery.”
The 37-year-old is the second most successful bowler in IPL history. He has taken 160 wickets from 150 matches, with an average of 24.19.
Mishra only has Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga head of him in the record books with 170.
Patel to Cover for DC
Axar Patel will now have a bigger role as the second spinner for Capitals moving into the latter stages of this year’s group stage.
He will now have to fill the void left by Mishra alongside Ravichandra Ashwin.
Delhi also have the overseas option of Sandeep Lamichhane too. However, other Indian options to help them include Shubham Singh, Praveen Dubey, KC Cariappa or Praveen Dubey, who all went unsold at the IPL auction.
Kumar Also Out of IPL 2020
Mishra is the latest player ruled out of the remainder of the IPL following injury to Sunrisers seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Kumar will also play no further part this year due to a problem.
Kumar picked up an injury against the Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
He was unable to complete a fourth and final over after he'd taken the wicket of destructive Chennai opener Shane Watson earlier.
Kumar is also among the top five wicket-takers in the history of the IPL. He has also played for the Pune Warriors as well as Delhi and has 136 wickets to his name in 121 matches.