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New Zealand legspinner Ish Sodhi has said that learning to expect less from himself helped him forge a successful comeback to the Test team. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Sodhi had spent nearly two years out of the Test side, before earning a recall for New Zealands two-Test series against Zimbabwe on the back of impressive performances in limited-overs cricket, most notably in the World T20 in India earlier in the year.Sodhi played an important role in New Zealands 2-0 sweep over the hosts, picking up eight wickets in the two Tests at 24.87. With New Zealand now gearing up for the next leg of their African sojourn - a two-Test series against South Africa - Sodhi reflected on his successful comeback while addressing the media in Durban, where the first Test begins on Friday.It was obviously very nice to win two Tests away from home, in pretty flat conditions. To take 20 wickets on those surfaces is obviously a very good effort for us, and, personally, Im pretty happy with the way the ball came out, mainly in the second Test, he said. I think I tried to lose a bit of the expectations I had on myself being away from the Test side for a couple of years. To be able to do that was pretty pleasing.Sodhi further felt improving his fitness was an important step, and along with a change in approach, helped him hit the right areas more consistently. I think Im trying to keep it a lot simpler. I guess thats probably why I played a little bit more white-ball cricket for New Zealand , because I was able to be a lot more consistent with my lines and lengths. But also, I think its something to keep reinforcing, because in the first Test match, I was a little bit nervous and I didnt stick to those processes as well as I could, he said. But, grateful that I got another opportunity and I was able to do that, so just a good reinforcer to keep things simple and put the ball in decent areas for long periods of time.And I got a lot fitter. I dont think I was fit enough to be able to bowl in the second innings when I first started playing cricket. I feel like now - still got a way to go - but definitely getting a bit closer to that now.In the last few months, Sodhi, along with left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, has established himself as a vital cog in New Zealands bowling unit. The two were among the driving forces behind New Zealands march to the World T20 semifinal, exploiting the conditions to good effect. Weve played a lot of cricket together. If you look back at domestic cricket, we played a lot of T20 tournaments and one-day tournaments. Havent played a lot of four-day cricket together, so its quite nice having him at the other end here as well, he said.But, yeah, I really enjoy working with Mitchy, on and off the park. Hes a good friend of mine as well, so look forward to continuing that partnership. Again, its about keeping it simple as much as we can and he helps me with that with his bowling as well.Weve got myself and Mitchy at 23 and 24, and Pidgy (Mark Craig) is 29 or 30 years old now, so hes got a pretty wise head on his shoulders. Even while he wasnt playing the last game, he was always giving me some advice if he felt it was needed. Mitchy is a simple bowler, so I take both of those things and put them into my work and its pretty nice to have those ideas to bounce off.New Zealand had a couple of days off upon arriving in Durban, with some of their members enjoying a stint at the golf course, while others headed off for some shark-cage diving, but Sodhi said theyre ready to get back to training. Totally different challenge, something that were really looking forward to, he said of the conditions in South Africa. Being able to adapt to different conditions has been a strength for us for the last few years, and well look to do the same. When we see the wicket tomorrow, it could be low and slow, it could be a little bit zippy for the pace bowlers, but weve definitely got all the players to take those conditions on.New Zealand will take on a slightly weakened South African side that will be without AB de Villiers, who is out with an elbow injury, and Morne Morkel, who has been sidelined for four to six weeks due to a bulging disk in his back. He (de Villiers) is an amazing player, one of the best, if not the best, in the world in all formats. But you can never take a team like South Africa lightly, Sodhi said. Theyve got runs from the top order, to even the lower order and theyve got the bowlers that can back them up in any conditions, so its just about how much we prepare over these next three days of training, and if we put in the work, hopefully we can put up a good performance.Sodhi said that while hes still learning what it takes to succeed in each of the three formats, hes enjoying his time playing all of them. Yeah, loving it, its definitely something that I always wanted to do, which is play all three formats for New Zealand, and its just interesting finding out the dynamics. Still figuring out my game in all formats as well, whats successful in which format, but it just comes down to how simple I can keep it for as long as I can. Its definitely something I want to get better at, and if I can do that while Im here, if I play or if I dont, I think Ill have a successful tour. Cheap Swingman Blazers Jerseys . 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WASHINGTON -- The former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was charged Tuesday with stealing from a military charity she led.Court documents dont say how much prosecutors believe Patricia Driscoll took from the District of Columbia-based Armed Forces Foundation, whose mission is to support service members, veterans and their families.But a 2014 tax form for the nonprofit says that the foundation has become aware of suspected misappropriations by Driscoll totaling more than $599,000 for the years 2006 to 2014. It says she misused money for meals, travel, parking tickets, makeup and personal gifts.Driscoll was indicted on seven federal charges: two counts each of wire fraud, mail fraud, and tax evasion, and one count of attempts to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue laws. She also faces a first degree fraud charge under District of Columbia law.An 11-page indictment charges Driscoll with using foundation money to pay her personal bills, diverting foundation funds to her personal bank account and lying to the Internal Revenue Service about her salary and benefits.Driscoll, 38, of Ellicott City, Maryland, declined to comment when reached by phone Tuesday.All the allegations that have been made are unproven, and Ms. Driscoll contests them and looks forward to her opportunity to do so in courtt, her attorney, Barry J. Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys. Pollack, said Tuesday evening.Driscoll had resigned from the charity in 2015 amid an internal investigation into published reports alleging that she used foundation funds for her personal expenses. At the time she left, she had been president of the foundation for 12 years.Driscoll and Bush had a very public breakup in 2014 after she accused him of physically and verbally abusing her about a week after they split. Driscoll said Busch smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Law enforcement officials said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against him, but a family court commissioner in the state ultimately granted her request for a protective order requiring Busch to stay away from her.As a result, NASCAR suspended Busch two days before the Daytona 500. He sat out the first three races of the 2015 season before being reinstated.---Associated Press writer Randall Chase contributed to this report from Delaware.---Follow Jessica Gresko on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jessicagresko. Her work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/jessica-gresko. 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