A spinner with plenty of potential to shine and has the caliber to collect wickets, Ish Sodhi has had a mixed career as New Zealand on home turf do not need spinners on fast pace tracks. However, on overseas tours, Sodhi is the man to take wickets. After Daniel Vettori, Sodhi has taken the responsibilty to deliver as a spinner. He could not make an impact in Test cricket but suited the limited overs formats. Coming from a family of Indian roots, Sodhi shifted to New Zealand at a tender age and pursued his career as a cricketer. Sodhi is still young and has plenty to learn and slowly and steadily, he's making his way through. He played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in the 11th edition of the T20 league. He has also played in the Big Bash League and the Caribbean Premier League as well. Sodhi wiil aim to impress to cement his name in the World Cup squad.read more
The three will, however, be accompanied by the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir, who are all expected to be part of IPL 2020.
Sodhi was four-years-old when he, along with his Indian parents, moved to New Zealand. Sodhi stated the current national team is full of players with different ethnicity and diversity has always been welcomed in the team.
BCCI apex council member Anshuman Gaekwad had earlier said that IPL could be held in the Oct-Nov window in case the T20 World Cup is not held this year.
Speaking to their newly appointed spin consultant New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi during 'The Royals Podcast | Ep 1', Karnataka leggie Gopal said it is his dream to don India colours but he is ready to work hard and earn his place.
Australia and New Zealand played out the first ODI of the three-match series in Sydney behind closed doors on Friday.
New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi heaped praise on Team India players, adding that they are very helpful and always ready to share their experiences.
Kane Williamson could return for the Kiwis, as they also added Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner to their injury-hit squad for the final ODI against India.
Ish Sodhi has called for the Kiwi bowlers to take more risks after the side faced a six-wicket loss in the first T20I against India.
Ish Sodhi was part of the Royals squad in the 2018 and 2019 before being released ahead of last month's IPL auction.
Ish Sodhi said that it may not be possible to win every game in that fashion but it does help in at least setting it up for the rest.
The New Zealand spinner was picked from the Registered Available Player Pool (RAPP) list and this will be his first stint in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Sodhi was recently ranked number one bowler in ICC T20I Rankings has been one of New Zealand's first-choice players in the shortest format of the game.
Munro finished as the leading run-getter in the series against West Indie with 223 runs at a strike-rate of just over 197, including a 53-ball 104 in the last T20I.
The veteran Kiwi batsman was involved in a friendly banter on Twitter with former India opener Virender Sehwag when the latter used Taylor's name as its phonetic resemblance 'tailor', which translates to 'darji' in Urdu.
Sodhi, who returned with figures of two for 25 and one for 25 in the first two games, has made life tough for the Indian batsmen who have found it difficult to put him away.
Sodhi was part of the Black Caps squad that came for the World T20 Championship last year and had also spent quite a bit of time prior to the series by touring India with the A squad.
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