Inderbir Singh "Ish" Sodhi (born 31 October 1992) is a New Zealand cricketer who represents the New Zealand national team in all formats, and Northern Districts in domestic cricket. He bowls right-arm leg spin, and bats right-handed. He reached the no.1 ranking for T20I bowlers in January 2018, jumping from no. 10 at the end of last year.
Sodhi in 2018
|Full name||Inderbir Singh Sodhi|
|Born||31 October 1992|
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 26)||9 October 2013 v Bangladesh|
|Last Test||24 November 2018 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 187)||2 August 2015 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||28 January 2019 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||61|
|T20I debut (cap 64)||5 July 2014 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||10 February 2019 v India|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 20 March 2019
In 2017, Sodhi was not named in the Test squad against Bangladesh, which enabled him to play for Adelaide Strikers as an injury replacement for Chris Jordan. On 18 January in his third game for the Strikers he ended the match with figures of 6/11 off 3.3 overs to win the match for the Strikers and Man of the Match. These are the second best figures in Big Bash history after Lasith Malinga's 6/7 from 4 overs between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers.
His international debut for New Zealand came in a Test match against Bangladesh during New Zealand's 2013 tour of Bangladesh. He made his Twenty20 International debut against the West Indies in July 2014. In November 2014 Sodhi was selected for a three-test series against Pakistan cricket team. In the first Test, he scored 63, a personal best and the best score by a New Zealand number-ten batsman in Test cricket. Sodhi made his One Day International debut for New Zealand against Zimbabwe on 2 August 2015.
In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket. In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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