Sodhi was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, to Sikh parents. He moved to New Zealand with his family when he was six years old. He attended Papatoetoe High School in Auckland, where he developed his love for cricket.
Sodhi is married to his wife, Amy, and they have a son named Avi. He is also a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Sodhi made his first-class debut for Canterbury at the age of 19 in February 2012. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young spinners in New Zealand, and was selected for the New Zealand Test squad for the tour of India in 2012-13.
Sodhi made his Test debut for New Zealand against India in Kolkata in November 2012. He took two wickets in the match, including the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar. He also made his ODI debut for New Zealand against India in Bangalore in December 2012, and his T20I debut against the West Indies in Hamilton in February 2014.
Sodhi has played 49 ODIs for New Zealand, taking 61 wickets at an average of 35.61. He has taken two five-wicket hauls in ODIs, with his best bowling figures of 6/39 coming against Bangladesh in Napier in January 2017.
Sodhi has played 102 T20Is for New Zealand, taking 126 wickets at an average of 22.40. He has taken four four-wicket hauls in T20Is, with his best bowling figures of 4/28 coming against Pakistan in Dubai in November 2018.
Sodhi has played 19 Tests for New Zealand, taking 54 wickets at an average of 42.94. He has taken one five-wicket haul in Tests, with his best bowling figures of 6/86 coming against Sri Lanka in Galle in August 2019.
Sodhi has captained Canterbury in the Plunket Shield and the Ford Trophy. He has also captained the Northern Brave in the Super Smash.
Sodhi has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2016, he was fined for sledging England batsman Ben Stokes during a Test match. In 2019, he was suspended for one match for ball-tampering during an ODI match against Pakistan.
Ish Sodhi is one of the most talented spinners in New Zealand cricket. He has had a successful career in all three formats of the game, and is still only 30 years old. He will be hoping to play a key role for New Zealand in the years to come.