Leg-spinner said that having 20-25 New Zealand players playing in the subcontinent at the same time before the World Cup in India is beneficial for them
Ish Sodhi gave his views on a recent report by a New Zealand media outlet, Stuff.co.nz, that expressed concern about limited opportunities for their star players in the current season of IPL.
The report stated that, with the ICC World Cup 2023 in India approaching, majority of Kiwi players are being left out of IPL matches.
While speaking in a press conference on Tuesday in Karachi, Sodhi said that having 20-25 New Zealand players playing in the subcontinent at the same time before the World Cup in India is beneficial for them.
"I think both opportunities provide great benefit to the players. The World Cup is going to be in India, so the players playing there [in IPL] would be benefitted with the conditions there," Sodhi said.
"I think, equally it's a great chance for other guys to put their name up for getting selected in the squad for later part of this year. It's very rare for New Zealand that 20-25 players are playing in subcontinent, all at once. This will only benefit our players as a whole and in a world cup year, we are very fortunate to be able to do that," he added.
Due to their involvement in the IPL, several of New Zealand's top players skipped the Pakistan tour, including their regular captain Kane Williamson, who suffered an injury during the cash-rich tournament.