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Ish Sodhi, the admirable Performer of New Zealand

Man of the Match, Ish Sodhi, BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI of 3, 2023

A series of 3 ODIs was scheduled to play between Bangladesh and New Zealand. However, the 1st ODI was abandoned due to rain without any result. After that the 2nd ODI was played on September 23, 2023, in Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

Here, Bangladesh tried hard by starting a good game but was dismantled by Ish Sodhi. As Ish becomes the man of the match for his 6 wickets in succession. As a result, the New Zealand team won after a sensational match after making total scores of 254/49.2. Now New Zealand is leading this series with 1-0. 

Overall, the team played well but Ish is the player of the match due to his 6/10 wickets haul and exceptional 36 runs in 39 balls.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi

Personal Information

Sodhi belonged to a Sikh family and was born on October 31, 1992, at Ludhiana Punjab, India. Yet his national team side is New Zealand for which he played Cricket in all formats. Also, Sodhi’s Full name is Inderbir Singh Sodhi.

 His Childhood was spent in Papatoetoe because he was 4 when his family migrated to New Zealand. So he got his early education there. Also, Sodhi is known as Ice Ice Sodhi as a nickname among his circle of close friends.

NameIsh Sodhi (Inderbir Singh Sodhi)
DOBOctober 31, 1992
Place of birth Ludhiana Punjab, India
NicknameIce Ice Sodhi
Height6 ft
Batting StyleRight-hand batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm leg spin
Role in the teamBowler
Personal Details

International Career of Ish Sodhi

The visit of New Zealand in 2013 to Bangladesh for a Test Match was the debut of Test Internationals for Sodhi. Whereas his T20I debut was in 2014 against West Indies. Later in 2015, Sodhi’s ODI career began against Zimbabwe.

Sodhi was also among the players to be selected for the New Zealand Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Again in 2021, he was selected in the squad for ICC MENS T20I World Cup.

Furthermore, Sodhi achieved his 1st maiden 5 Wicket Spell in test Cricket during a test against Pakistan in 2022. Along with that during the 1st innings, he also scored his career’s best 65 runs.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi

International Information

National team SideNew Zealand
1st TestOct 9, 2013 against BAN
Last TestJan 2, 2023 against PAK
1st ODIAug 2, 2015 against ZIM
Last ODISep 23, 2023 against SL
1st T20IJuly 5, 2014 against WI
Last T20ISep 5, 2023 against England
International Details

Career Statistics of Ish Sodhi

Match categoryTestODIT201FC
Total Matches194610093
Scored runs5241661552587
Average of Batting22.788.739.1121.92
Highest Scores65*251982*
Balls bowled38032287207117177
Total Wickets5455121303
Average of Bowling42.9438.0522.8733.05
5 Wickets in innings10017
10 Wickets in a match0002
Best of bowling6/864/584/287/30
Career Stats
Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi

Domestic Career

At domestic level, Sodhi started with Northern Districts in 2012 for Plunket Shield Season. Later in 2017 he also played for Adelaide Strikers but that was just a replacement. Yet he managed to play 3rd Match with an amazing 6/11 and became the Man of the Match with Strikers Victory in that Match.

And these were the 2nd best after Lasith Malinga in the history of Big Bash League. Moreover, Sodhi took the highest wicket-taker during the Plunket Shield Season in 2018-19.

He also played in IPL as a player of Rajasthan Royals. In addition, he also played as a Squad of St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in 2020 Caribbean Premier League.

Domestic Information

YearsTeam Name
2012-13 to presentNorthern Districts
2016-17Adelaide Strikers
2018-19Rajasthan Royals
2018Jamaica Tallawahs
2020St Kitts & Nevis Patriots
2022Welsh fire
Domestic Details

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