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IPL 2023: Joshua Little Becomes First Ireland Cricketer to Get Contract in IPL

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Joshua Little Becomes First Ireland Cricketer to Get Contract in IPL

Joshua Little Becomes First Ireland Cricketer to Get Contract in IPL: It was a historic moment for Ireland cricket as Ireland’s pacer Joshua Little become the first Ireland player to get a contract since IPL 2008.

Joshua Little becomes the second Ireland bowler after Curtis Campher to pick us a hat trick for Ireland.

Little featured for Chennai Super Kings as a net bowler last year. He has been picked by Gujarat Titans at a price of 4.4 Crore. He was set at a base price of 50 Lakhs.

The bidding took place between Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. Gujarat Titans eventually got the deal as Joshua Little joined him. 

Ireland performed brilliantly in the T20 World Cup 2022. They progressed into the Super 12 stage after finishing the qualifying round.

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Joshua Little was the pick of bowlers for Ireland with 11 wickets in 7 T20I matches during the T20 World Cup 2022. He went at an economy rate of 7 runs per over during the tournament.

Ireland showed its class during the Super 12 stage as they defeated England before giving a tough fight to Australia.

Joshua Little would be looking to make a mark on Indian conditions where there could be little help. Gujarat Titans bought Mohit Sharma, Shivam Mavi as their pace bowling options.

Odean Smith has been picked as their all-around option. Kane Williamson has been by Gujarat Titans.

Joshua Little played a total of 53 T20I matches for Ireland grabbing 62 wickets at an economy rate of 7.65 runs per over with 2 four-wicket hauls.

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