Ish Sodhi overview

Inderbir Singh popularly known as “Ish” Sodhi is a New Zealand cricketer who represents the national team in all formats. He bowls right arm leg spin with a combination right handed batsman.

Sodhi’s consistent performance at the domestic circuit helped him grab a quick call up for the New Zealand squad. It is said that Sodhi’s family migrated to Auckland from their native domicile Ludhiana.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 17 25 4 448 63 21.33 851 52.64 0 0 3 51 7
ODI 33 14 3 81 24 7.36 104 77.88 0 0 0 4 4
T20 57 10 4 76 16 12.67 70 108.57 0 0 0 4 5
IPL 8 2 0 700 6 3.5 17 41.18 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 17 31 3186 1992 41 4/60 7/79 3.75 48.59 77.71 0 0
ODI 33 32 1620 1508 43 4/58 4/58 5.59 35.07 37.67 0 0
T20 57 55 1179 1586 73 4/28 4/28 8.07 21.73 16.15 0 0
IPL 8 81 181 202 9 3/26 3/26 6.7 22.44 20.11 0 0

Early signs

He was born in Ludhiana, Punjab on 31 October, in the year 1992. He was four year old when he migrated. He studied in Papatoetoe High School which is located in New Zealand. He reached the no 1 ranking for T20 bowlers.

ODI Career

Ish made his ODI debut against Ireland at Sharjah Cricket stadium on 5th December 2017. Since his debut, Sodhi has scalped 43 wickets till date at an economy rate of 5.59.

Test career

On 9th of October 2013 he played his test match that was against Bangladesh, His last test match was against Pakistan on 24th November, 2018. His bowling basically made an amazing impact on the team and helped other cricketers to trust on the flag he was raising with his best of performance. He played over 17 test matches which has 448 runs and more he made with an batting average of 21.33

IPL career

The RR - Rajasthan picked up Ish Sodhi at the 2018 auctions in a bid to strengthen their spin team. The Kiwi pacer in white-ball cricket has been a genuine wicket-taker, more so in T20s where the speed and style of play complement his modus operandi with the ball. Sodhi eventually made his IPL debut with Jaipur offering a few dry surfaces and seems to have cemented his place in the matches.

T20 Career

Sodhi made his debut fir Northern Districts in the year 2012-2013, He has been the leading wicket taker in his career that follows his strikers as well as man of the match achievements. With 36 dismissals in 7 matches, he managed to be in the match ground. Furthermore he was released by the RR - Rajasthan in the 2020 IPL. On 18 January, in his third game for strikers he again gained that recognition. The 2016 World T20 was a defining moment for him, as he inspired one and all through the tournament along with Mitchell Santner. The most talked about item then was the sterling success the duo delivered against India on a raging turner. It provided Sodhi with a new lease of life and decided to concentrate more on cricket white-ball. He also played the occasional test, the latest one on India 's tour.

ICC Trophies

In the 2016-17 edition of Big Bash League, while playing for the Adelaide Strikers, Sodhi clinched magnificent bowling figures of 6/11 from 3.3 overs in a match against the Sydney Thunder. Notably, Sodhi's 6/11 are the second best of the bowling anecdotes in the Big Bash history after Lasith Malinga’s 6/7. In a match against Pakistan in 2014, Sodhi scored 63 with the bat thus recording the effort filled ever score on the board of national cricket by a New Zealand No. 10 batsman in Test cricket.


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