The left-back has scored twice and assisted one in his last two matches.
Hyderabad FC’s left-back Akash Mishra has been included in the Team of the Week for EA Sports’ FIFA 22. The multiplayer version of the game, FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), rolled out its 23-man list for Team of the Week (TOTW) 20.
With this inclusion, the 20-year-old has become the first-ever Indian to be included in the list. Prior to this, ATKMB’s record signing Hugo Boumous was the only player to feature in this list from the Indian Super League (ISL). The French midfielder was included in the 15th week of the season.
One of India’s most desired young talents, Mishra was impressive in Hyderabad’s 5-0 win against NorthEast United on Tuesday. The former Indian Arrows youngster scored one goal on Bartholomew Ogbeche’s record-breaking night. Mishra was also on the scoresheet when Hyderabad FC came from behind against Odisha to seal a 3-2 win, to maintain their top spot in the ISL table.
Mishra has scored two goals in 14 appearances so far this season. The full-back has accumulated three assists, providing a constant spark for the Nizams from the left.
Under Manolo Marquez, Hyderabad’s left side has seen Aniket Jadhav and Aakash Mishra combine to unlock defences. In particular, Mishra’s performances have been stellar. His inclusion in FUT 22 TOTW comes as a jewel in his crown. The blazing full-back has earned four caps for the Indian national team so far.
Mishra joins the likes of Matt Ryan, Sadio Mane, Angel Di Maria and Salomón Rondón in this week’s special pack of cards. Cards included in the TOTW are boosted on the basis of real-world performances during matches held during the week. Both international and domestic matches are considered to evaluate and calculate a player’s boosted card.