After losing three consecutive matches in IPL, Rajasthan Royals made three changes to bring back their team to winning track. Since the match against Kings XI Punjab was Rajasthan Royals last chance to stay in IPL tournament, they brought Ish Sodhi, leg spinner from New Zealand by replacing Australian batsman D'Arcy Short.
Ish Sodhi who failed to attract any bids in IPL 2018 auction, was signed by Rajasthan Royals as an injury replacement to Afghanistan international Zahir Khan. Sodhi was picked up at his base price of INR 50 lakh. He reached the number one ranking for T20I bowlers in January 2018 and currently at number four position just after Rashid Khan, Shadab Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal.
On his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals, against Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur, Ish Sodhi impressed everyone with his phenomenal bowling. The Punjab bowlers failed to understand his bowling and that was clearly visible from the first ball that he delivered. In his four overs, he gave just 14 runs and took one wicket that brought Rajasthan Royals back on track after scoring a not-so-impressive 158 runs in their 20 overs.
Overall, Sodhi has picked up 102 wickets in 92 T20s at an average of 23.09 and economy of 7.66.