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New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi is brimming with confidence ahead of his side’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.
Sodhi revealed that his confidence stems from the fact that he gained useful knowledge about the conditions in the United Arab Emirates when the Black Caps were there back in 2014.
During that tour, Sodhi took eight wickets in three Tests at an average of 67.62.
Despite this, he is optimistic of putting up a better showing this time around.
“Really looking forward to what the tour has got to offer, I went over there four years ago and played over there in 2014,” Sodhi was quoted as saying by tvnz.co.nz. “So have a bit of knowledge about the conditions.”
In addition to being more confident, Sodhi also pointed out that he has become a “different” and better bowler in comparison to when New Zealand played Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.
“I think I am a different bowler now to what I was then,” the 25-year-old said. “Four years is a long time I guess for a spinner’s development and also being quite a young guy.”
New Zealand’s series against Pakistan will consist of three Twenty20 Internationals, three ODIs and three Tests. The Twenty20 series will begin on October 31, while the ODI and Test series will start on November 7 and 16 respectively.