Ireland national team pace bowler Josh Little has been signed by the Chennai Super Kings as their net bowler for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022. The news broke on Cricket Ireland’s official Twitter page, which wishes the left-arm pacemaker a great season. Note that IPL 2022 begins on March 26 and CSK will compete as the defending champions.
Joshua Little is a 22-year-old speed bowler who made his international debut in September 2016 and has been an integral part of the T20I team ever since. Little has a knack for swinging the ball early with decent pace. Little is also capable of restricting run flow in Death Overs and he has shown to be a threat at the highest level. With the MS Dhoni-led team boasting many prominent hitters, staying at CSK would be a great learning experience for Little.
CSK is maximizing and quietly identifying good resources in the left arm’s pace department – his net bowler in the 2021 IPL was Fazal Farooqi of Afghanistan; at IPL 2022 it will be Josh Little from Ireland.
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Cricket Ireland are hoping Josh Little will benefit from his stint at CSK
With the T20 World Cup taking place in Australia later this year, Little’s lessons from CSK may prove valuable for the Ireland team ahead of the T20 World Cup. He has 34 wickets in 31 T20I appearances with an impressive save rate of 7.49.
“Congratulations to Josh Little who is embarking on a development opportunity with the Chennai Super Kings in the early stages of the upcoming IPL. The experience as a net bowler for CSK should be fantastic,” wrote Cricket Ireland when breaking the news.
While CSK will start the 15th edition of the lucrative competition against last year’s finalists Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match, it is worth noting that the team has enlisted the services of Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of the mega auction . Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo and Ambati Rayudu were newly signed in the bidding tournament, so the defending champions need to look to the new season with confidence.
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