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 the previous year.
Sodhi in 2018
|Full name||Inderbir Singh Sodhi|
|Born||31 October 1992|
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 262)||9 October 2013 v Bangladesh|
|Last Test||24 November 2018 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 187)||2 August 2015 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||13 March 2020 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||61|
|T20I debut (cap 64)||5 July 2014 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||29 November 2020 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|2020||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 29 November 2020
Domestic and T20 careerEdit
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 the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers.
He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Plunket Shield season, with 36 dismissals in seven matches. He was released by the Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. In July 2020, he was named in the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.
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.
He was appointed as spin consultant and operations executive of Rajasthan Royals.
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