Ish Sodhi returns to Royals as a spinning consultant
Jaipur, January 2 () Rajasthan Royals appointed New Zealand spinning player Ish Sodhi on Thursday as her spinning consultant for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
The 27-year-old was part of the Royals team in 2018 and 2019 before being released before last month's IPL auction.
As part of his new role with the franchise, Sodhi will work closely with bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule and Operations Director Jake Lush McCrum.
Sodhi has represented the Royals in eight IPL games, taking nine wickets at an economic rate of 6.69.
After having played for two seasons for the Royals, I have formed a great level of understanding with all the people involved in the franchise, and they have always supported me a lot. Therefore, I did not have to think twice when this opportunity was offered by the Royals management, Sodhi said in a statement.
It is a fascinating opportunity for me to get involved in the coaching staff at such an early age, while supporting and learning about business operations, said Sodhi, who collected 47 wickets at 40 T20 Internationals for New Zealand He has also played 17 tests and 31 ODI. BS ATK ATK