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Joshua Little (born 1 November 1999) is an Irish cricketer. He made his international debut for the Ireland cricket team in September 2016.[1][2]

Joshua Little
Personal information
Full nameJoshua Little
Born (1999-11-01) 1 November 1999 (age 19)
Dublin, Ireland
BattingRight-handed
BowlingLeft-arm fast
RoleBowler
RelationsHannah Little (sister)[1]
Louise Little (sister)[1]
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 56)3 May 2019 v England
Last ODI15 May 2019 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 36)5 September 2016 v Hong Kong
Last T20I14 July 2019 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–presentLeinster Lightning
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 11 4 10
Runs scored 9 18 65 16
Batting average 4.50 4.50 21.66 4.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 9 7 27 9
Balls bowled 216 244 315 414
Wickets 5 7 4 10
Bowling average 52.40 52.42 65.75 45.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/45 2/20 3/95 4/45
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 1/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 July 2019

International careerEdit

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Hong Kong on 5 September 2016.[3] Little was 16 years old at the time of his debut, making him the second-youngest to have played at that level,[4] after Hong Kong's Waqas Khan.[5] Prior to his T20I debut, Little was named in Ireland's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[6]

Little was originally named in Ireland's T20I squad for their series against Afghanistan in India in March 2017.[7] However, he had to withdraw because of education commitments.[8] In December 2017, he was named in Ireland's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[9]

In January 2019, he was named in Ireland's T20I squads for the Oman Quadrangular Series and the series against Afghanistan in India.[10][11] In April 2019, he was named in Ireland's One Day International (ODI) squads for the one-off match against England and the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series.[12] He made his ODI debut for Ireland against England on 3 May 2019.[13] He took four wickets in the match, including England's captain Eoin Morgan.[14]

Domestic and T20 careerEdit

He made his List A debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2018 Inter-Provincial Cup on 19 June 2018.[15] He made his first-class debut for Leinster Lightning in the 2018 Inter-Provincial Championship on 20 June 2018.[16] In April 2019, he was one of five cricketers to be awarded with an Emerging Player Contract by Cricket Ireland, ahead of the 2019 domestic season.[17]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Dublin Chiefs in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[18][19] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Hockey player, business student, death bowler - meet teenage Ireland prospect Josh Little". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Joshua Little". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "1st T20I: Ireland v Hong Kong at Bready, Sep 5, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ "A big future in store for Josh Little". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Youngest players, ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Ireland at full strength despite late call". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Mulder named in squad to play Afganistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Chase replaces Little in Ireland squad for T20 series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Ireland U19 World Cup Squad Announced". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Ireland announce squads for Afghanistan series". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Stirling to captain Ireland T20 squad, new faces named for upcoming Oman and Afghanistan series". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Strong squads named for one-day internationals and Wolves clash". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Only ODI, England tour of Ireland at Dublin, May 3 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  14. ^ "West Indies test bench strength ahead of CWC 19". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  15. ^ "3rd Match, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup at Eglinton, Jun 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  16. ^ "3rd Match, Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Championship at Bready, Jun 20-22 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Five Emerging Player contracts awarded ahead of big year for Irish cricket". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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