Three years at university October 18, 2007

Tanmay Mishra heads to India

Cricinfo staff

Tanmay Mishra: off to Indian university © Getty Images
Cricinfo can reveal Tanmay Mishra was left out of the Kenya squad for the matches against Canada because he was unable to attend training sessions.

Mumbai-born Mishra, 20, was absent because he is preparing to travel to India where he will attend university for the next three years. This will limit his availability for the national squad although it is still expected that he will be able to play in some major matches.

Mishra was heralded as one of the brightest young talents when he broke into the national side in 2004-05. In 12 first-class matches he has scored 659 runs at 32.95 and in 28 ODIs he has made 698 runs at 31.72.