15 Feb 2018

Taking tap helping Sodhi learn

5:07 pm on 15 February 2018

The Black Caps legspinner Ish Sodhi says he's getting used to getting hit for six but it's only improving his bowling.

Sodhi took 2-49 in his four overs in the win over England in Wellington Tuesday night and while expensive took the key wickets of Alex Hales and Jos Butler.

The 25 year old Sodhi who sits third on the T20 bowling world rankings says he's learnt to cope with getting hit to the boundary.

The Black Caps leg spinner Ish Sodhi.

The Black Caps leg spinner Ish Sodhi. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"Early on in my career I wouldn't have been able to deal with it because I hadn't taken tap before. But I have taken tap plenty of times in my career now so it makes it easier to deal with and it makes you realise that in T20 cricket - if you have been hit for six, just how important the next ball is and how important the ball after that is."

New Zealand play Australia in their third match of the tri series in Auckland tomorrow night.

"They're definitely a very tough opposition. T20 cricket is all about momentum and they'll feel they have that momentum with their last two wins (over New Zealand and England). But we are coming off a good win and everyone is in good form and everyone is in good stead.

'The newbies (Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert) have come in and done really well....and we're full of matchwinners. One person could have their day and we could be sailing to a victory in no time."