A key part of Deccan Chargers, leg-spinner Amit Mishra on Wednesday said that spinners need to be more skillful and act fast to compete in Twenty20 cricket.
Gearing up for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, Mishra, who emerged as the top wicket-taker for his side in the last edition, said: "Spinners have to do more hard work than speedsters in T20.
"Spinners need to have lot of skills and have to think fast and work on identifying the weaknesses of the opponents. If you have skills you can prove yourself even on batsmen friendly wickets," he told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.
"Spin bowlers always need to work on positive things and regulary need to improve their bowling skills."
He said the biggest challenge in T20 cricket was to contain runs.
"For a spin bowler to prove himself ... it is very important to be skillful. One needs to have belief in himself and always need to try to improve their bowling for getting better performance," Mishra said.
Asked about his chances of coming back into the Indian Team, Mishra said he will try to prove his worth by playing well in IPL 5.
"I always try to give my best. I play with that motive whenever I get a chance. I believe in giving a better performance than the previous matches. IPL-IV is past and I am looking forward to IPL-V. Whatever opportunity I get, I try to prove myself, whether it is batting, bowling or fielding," he said.
Mishra said he was working on his fitness and bowling and was looking forward to proving himself by in the forthcoming season for the Deccan Chargers.