New Zealand Herald – Ish Sodhi’s leg-spinning confidence has evolved further over the past month after working under Rajasthan Royals team mentor Shane Warne in the Indian Premier League.

Summary

  • Ish Sodhi’s leg-spinning confidence has evolved further over the past month after working under Rajasthan Royals team mentor Shane Warne in the Indian Premier League.
  • Sodhi made his IPL debut this season as an injury replacement.
  • Sodhi’s wrong ‘un – the variation which bamboozles a right-hander by spinning back in rather than away – has often been his wicket-taking ball.
  • In general, Indian batsmen are so good at reading deliveries from the bowler’s hand rather than off the pitch, that Sodhi’s approach has become more orthodox.
  • He took career-best first-class figures of 12 for 62 against Wellington at the end of March; was recalled for his first test in 18 months against England in Christchurch when Todd Astle got injured; and survived 200 minutes and 168 balls as part of an unbeaten 56 to ensure New Zealand drew the test and won the series.


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