Ish Sodhi, New Zealand bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Sodhi's wrist-spin and guile provide exciting options to Kiwis

Ish Sodhi bowls with a traditional Australian-style action similar to Shane Warne, Adam Zampa or Amit Mishra. This may be partly due to Sodhi having been mentored by Stuart McGill.

Michael Wagener, Apr 22, 2019 17:33:04 IST

It's not possible for everyone to have a cracking season and it was a summer of disappointment for Ish Sodhi. He was often overlooked in favour of Todd Astle, but in the end Astle did not do enough to get a World Cup spot, which saw Sodhi returned to the team that he had so recently been left out of.

Punjabi by birth, Sodhi's family moved to South Auckland when he was still quite young. Living right on the border between Auckland and Northern Districts, he got to pick who he played for and he chose to play his cricket for Northern.

He bowls with a traditional Australian-style action similar to Shane Warne, Adam Zampa or Amit Mishra. This may be partly due to Sodhi having been mentored by Stuart McGill. This action allows him to have a good wrong 'un and he even debuted a flipper in a recent match.

The wrong 'un has become one of the most important deliveries in cricket again, after years of being a less effective option. With batsmen setting up early to hit with the spin, making them unsure about which way that the ball is going to turn means that they can not attack a bowler as effectively unless they are reading the ball from the hand.

Sodhi is seen as a more attacking option than Mitchell Santner, and he has formed an effective partnership with Lockie Ferguson on a couple of occasions, but he may only get to bowl if the pitch suits two spinners.

One of his main highlights with the ball was his 6/11 for Adelaide Thunder in last season's Big Bash. If he gets the chance to bowl at the tail, he can be very effective at cleaning them up.

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Updated Date: Apr 23, 2019 19:30:05 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254