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Ish Sodhi
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Ish Sodhi

New Zealand|Bowler
Ish Sodhi

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2021

Full Name

Inderbir Singh Sodhi

Born

October 31, 1992, Ludhiana, India

Age

29y 35d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

There is little in Ish Sodhi's statistics to suggest he is an international-quality legspinner, but New Zealand's selectors have seen enough in his aggressive approach and keen attitude to hand him a Test debut after only one full season of first-class cricket. Known chiefly for the turn he generates and the flight he fearlessly trusts, Sodhi's journey to top-level cricket has been a triumph of determination over significant odds.

Born in Ludhiana, in the Indian state of Punjab, Sodhi began his cricket in south Auckland, where his parents had migrated in his youth. Papatoetoe High School is not renowned for its cricket, and perhaps as a result, Sodhi had trouble establishing himself in regional representative teams, and may have also been a victim of Auckland's pitches that provide little aid to spin bowlers, and captains who are not versed in how to use them.

Undeterred, Sodhi left school early and a training stint with Dipak Patel and Matt Horne was when his career finally got some traction. A move to Northern Districts allayed the frustration of not being able to displace the spinner in the Auckland side, and after an encouraging 2012-13 season, Sodhi earned a trip to the subcontinent with New Zealand A, which cleared the path to the New Zealand side.
Andrew Fidel Fernando

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test173131861992414/607/7948.583.7577.7200
ODI333216201508434/584/5835.065.5837.6100
T20I666413591824834/284/2821.978.0516.3200
FC851431563092532707/3012/6234.273.5557.812152
List A8683433336771184/104/1031.165.0936.7300
T20193188400152432136/116/1124.617.8618.7510
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test172544486321.3385152.6403507110
ODI3314381247.3610477.88004480
T20I661258716*12.4283104.810065180
FC8512418227282*21.43404956.1101128135380
List A86441038144*11.2040893.38002614210
T2019355262965110.20280105.71012113390
Inderbir Singh Sodhi
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Photos


Ish Sodhi's one-handed stunner sent Rohit Sharma back
Ish Sodhi celebrates with his team-mates
The New Zealand dugout erupts as victory is secured
Ish Sodhi beat Jos Buttler on the reverse sweep to trap him lbw
Ish Sodhi celebrates after getting Gulbadin Naib
Ish Sodhi picked up the wicket of George Munsey