Wellington - New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi has been signed for this
season's Indian Premier League (IPL) by the Rajasthan Royals as replacement
Sodhi has been called up to the Royals' squad to replace the
injured wrist spinner Zahir Khan from Afghanistan.
It will be Sodhi's first stint in the IPL but he has
excelled in India before, helping the Kiwis to the semi-finals where they lost
to tournament runner-up England.
The leg-spinner has played in 92 T20 matches around the
world and taken 102 wickets at an economy of 7.66 runs per over.
Sodhi's call-up is one of a number of overseas players that
have been named as replacements recently.
England duo Liam Plunkett and David Willey recently joined
the Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings respectively.