Player Profile

Joshua Little
Ireland
Born November 01, 1999 ( 21 Yrs )
Birth Place Ireland
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Left-arm fast

Career Information - Teams

Ireland U19, Ireland, Ireland A, Dublin Chiefs, Team Caulfield


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Joshua Little, in contrast to his name, is a tall left-arm fast bowler who plays for the Ireland national team. Born in 1999, the pacer is still a teenager and has a long career ahead of him, and certainly has the pace to bother the best batsmen around the world. A bowler who relies on early swing in the air, and is also capable of extracting subtle movement off the seam, is certainly a raw asset to an aging Irish side.

Little made his List A debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2018 Inter-Provincial Cup in June 2018 and his first-class debut for Leinster Lightning as well, later in the same month. He made his T20I debut against Hong Kong on the 5th of September 2016. Little was a little older than 16 at the time of his debut, making him the second-youngest to have played at the international level, after Waqas Khan of Hong Kong.

Little's talent tempted the selectors to pick him for the U-19 World Cup in 2016. He was also included in Ireland's T20I squad for the series against Afghanistan in India in March 2017 but had to pull out of it owing to the need to write an exam. In December 2017, he was named in Ireland's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and played the pace spearhead throughout the tournament for Ireland.

In January 2019, he was named in Ireland's T20I and ODI squads against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India. With age on his side, and Ireland having just been introduced as a Test nation, the future seems very bright for Little if he is able to maintain his fitness with sustained performances over the years.

Written by Rishi Roy


Career

ODI debut vs England at The Village, May 03, 2019
Last ODI vs England at The Rose Bowl, Aug 04, 2020
T20 debut vs Hong Kong at Bready Cricket Club, Sep 05, 2016
Last T20 vs Afghanistan at Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Mar 10, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 6 2 0 9 9 4.5 8 112.5 0 0 0 2 0
T20 17 8 3 23 7 4.6 28 82.14 0 0 0 3 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 6 6 329 384 10 45/4 45/4 7 38.4 32.9 0 0
T20 17 16 340 511 11 29/3 29/3 9.02 46.45 30.91 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0