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Ish Sodhi Wife, Country, Height, Age, Stats, IPL, Teams, Wiki


Ish Sodhi – Known more popularly for his silent celebrations, Ish Sodhi is one of the very few bowlers keeping conventional leg-spin alive in today’s world of power hitting cricket. Sodhi has stuck to the basics despite the change in mindset, and prefers to give the ball some air and drift.

Ish Sodhi

After shining in his school days, he was tipped as New Zealand’s next Daniel Vettori. However, with competition from the likes of Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle, the journey was never going to be easy. However, after series of impressive performances, Sodhi did manage to rise through the ranks to become New Zealand’s first choice spinner. Despite being one of the top picks in Big Bash League, Sodhi was sidelined at the IPL auctions in 2018, and was not a part of it in 2019 as well. He will now be having his eyes fixed on the 2019 World Cup.

Name: Inderbir Singh Sodhi

Nickname: Ish

Right-arm Leg-spinner

Ish Sodhi Height


Weight (approx.): 72kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Date of Birth: 31 October 1992

Ish Sodhi Age

26 Years

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio

New Zealander

School: Papatoetoe High School, Auckland

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA

Ish Sodhi Country

Birth Place: Ludhiana, India

Father: Rajbir Singh Sodhi

Mother: Sirat Sodhi

Sister: NA

Brother: NA

Coach/Mentor: Dipak Patel

Religion: Sikhism

Address: NA

International Debut

Test: vs Bangladesh, 9 October 2013, at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

ODI: vs Zimbabwe, 02 August 2015, at Harare Sports Club

T20I: vs West Indies, 05 July 2014, at Windsor Park

Jersey Number: 61 (New Zealand)

Major Teams: New Zealand, New Zealand A, New Zealand-U19, Northern Knights, Nottinghamshire, Adelaide Strikers, Jamaica Tallawahs, Rajasthan Royals

Nature on field: Calm

Likes to play against: Australia, India


  • Sodhi holds the record for the best score by a New Zealand number 10 batsman in tests for his 63 against Pakistan in 2014.
  • Ish Sodhi also holds the record for bowling Big Bash’s best bowling figures. His 6/11 against Sydney Thunders are second only to Lasith Malinga’s 6/7.

Career Turning Point

Ever since making his debut for Northern Knights during the 2012-13 Plunkett Shield season, Ish Sodhi has consistently performed for his side to get a call up from the national side.

Hobbies: Basketball, Movies

Favourite Bowlers:

Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori

Favourite Cricket Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia

Favourite Films: The Notebook (2004)

Smoking/Drinking: NA/Yes


Ish Sodhi Wife

Marital Status: Married

Girlfriend: Not Known

Ish Sodhi Wife: 

Marriage Date: NA

Children: NA

  • Ish Sodhi is the only player to have been born in India who went on to play for New Zealand. His parents migrated to Auckland from Ludhiana when Sodhi was just four years old.
  • Sodhi started his career as a fast bowler. However, looking at his action and personality, his coach, Dipak Patel, suggested him to try Leg Spin.
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