Joshua Little

Bowler

Ireland

Matches

11

Runs

-

Wickets

11

born

November 1, 1999

IPL Debut

2023

Batting Style

Right Handed

Bowling Style

Left-arm fast medium

About Joshua Little

Joshua Brain Little, born 1st November 1999, a young pace spearhead from Ireland is a tall left-arm fast bowler who creates a lot of problems for the opposition batters with his ability to swing the ball and extract seam movement. Josh Little came to prominence through Cricket Ireland's development program. He began playing softball cricket at the age of ten at St Andrew's Primary School. Little was also a field hockey player for the Monkstown Hockey Club. He even played at the age group level for the Irish Under-16 field hockey team, which is part of the Irish national team. He was a net bowler when he was sixteen years old for the Ireland national team for the series of Sri Lanka in 2016. In the Under-19 T20I World Cup 2016, he was exceptional with his performance as he picked 11 wickets haul which certainly helped him to forward his career to get into the senior team of Ireland. He made his Twenty20 International debut against Hong Kong in September 2016 and became the second-youngest to make a debut at an international level after Waqas Khan from Hong Kong. Showcasing his bowling prowess, Joshua got enlisted in the T20I squad, against Afghanistan in March, but due to obligations related to his studies, he was forced to withdraw. But he was soon named in the national squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Joshua made his debut in List A for Leinster Lighting in the June 2018 Inter-Provincial Cup. In the same month, he also made his first-class debut for the same team in 2018 2018 Inter-Provincial Championship. After his decent overall performance, Cricket Ireland awarded an Emerging Player Contract to him and four more young cricketers just before the start of the 2019 domestic season. In January 2019, Little was selected for the T20I squad for the Oman Quadrangular Series, where four countries, Oman, the host, Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland clashed together for the trophy. After a couple of months in April, he got selected in the ODI national squad for the first time against England and the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series, which was a series between Bangladesh, West Indies, and the host Ireland. He made his debut against England in May 2019. As Joshua was seeking opportunities in the national team at the same time he getting opportunities to play international domestic cricket. In the first-ever Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament, Little was picked to play for the Dublin Chiefs in July 2019. But the competition was canceled the next month.
Little was included on the Ireland Wolves roster for their Bangladesh tour in February 2021. Little was included in Ireland's preliminary team for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in September 2021. In November of the same year, he was called to play for Dambulla Giants in the 2021 Lanka Premier League. In 2022 Chennai invited him to be their net bowler for the season 2022 of the Indian T20 League. In November against New Zealand in the 2022 T20 Cricket World Cup, Joshua picked up a hat-trick and dismissed experienced players like Kane Williamson, James Neesham, and Mitchell Santner and shook the world off the roots to steal the headliners of the newspapers. In the history of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Little became the sixth player and the second bowler to record a hat-trick during the World Cup. In a T20I encounter, he also made history by becoming the second bowler from Ireland to achieve a hat-trick. In four games, he claimed seven wickets, assisting his team in making it to the Super 12. In 2022, in total, he hunted 39 dismissals and also became the second-highest wicket-taker in all T20Is. At the same time, he holds the record of having the most number of dismissals by any bowler in T20Is in a single year in Irish Cricketing history. In December of that year, Gujarat bought Joshua for the Indian T20 League 2023 and yet he breaks another record of being the first-ever Irish player to take part in the league and also got his debut in the same season against Chennai. He became the first Irish player to be chosen into the ICC Men's T20I Team of the Year after being named in the ICC Men's T20I Team of the Year for the Year 2022 during the 2022 ICC Awards for his outstanding efforts with the ball in T20I cricket in 2022.
Soon after some months, he got picked by Multan Sultans for Pakistan Super League but because of a hamstring niggle he was ruled out.
However, he made a comeback in SA 20 representing Pretoria Capitals and he also played further for Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in 2024 in the International T20 league.
 

IPL Career Statistics

BATTING & FIELDING

2024

2023

Overall

MAT

NO

RUNS

HS

AVERAGE

S/R

100S

50S

4S

6S

DUCKS

CT

ST

1

0

-

-

-

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

-

-

10

0

-

-

-

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

11

0

-

-

-

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

Bowling

2024

2023

Overall

INN

BALLS

RUNS

WKTS

BBI

AVE

ECON

S/R

3W

5W

1

24

45

4

4/45 v RCB

11.25

11.25

6.00

1

0

10

204

294

7

2/25 v KKR

42.00

8.64

29.14

0

0

11

228

339

11

4/45 v RCB

30.81

8.92

20.72

1

0