|Date of Birth||24/11/82|
Mishra’s hardwork and patience finally paid off when he got a Test call-up in 2008 against Australia replacing an injured Anil Kumble at Mohali. Australia found it too difficult to handle Mishra’s guile and the leggie picked up a five-wicket haul on debut. With Anil Kumble calling it quits from international cricket, Mishra was touted to fill those big shoes. However a series of inconsistent performances yet again kept him out of the Indian squad.
Mishra however hogged the limelight for his stellar performances in the IPL. He is the only bowler in the tournament to have three hat-tricks to his name. He had an impressive stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling to his potential and by keeping the best in the business puzzled with his variations. His impressive show in the 2013 edition of the IPL earned him a place in the India squad for the ICC Champions trophy and the ODI series in Zimbabwe. Mishra picked up 18 wickets against Zimbabwe which then saw him selected for the bilateral series in Bangladesh. With a more than handy lower order bat and an ability to bring variety in the bowling department, Mishra is still India’s prime choice of a leg-spinner.