andres balbirnie, the Ireland captain, has praised Josh Little as an excellent bowler in the game of white ball. Little, a left-arm pacer, has recently become a star for Ireland and has dazzled with his pace, swing and precision.
Little’s achievements in the limited overs formats, where he frequently secures key wickets, have particularly impressed Balbirni.
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According to their captain, Andrew Balbirnie, Josh Little’s performance in the IPL final on Monday night in front of over 100,000 Indian fans will be as crucial to the growth of cricket in Ireland as the Test team’s chance to play at Lord’s .
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Little will return with the Ireland squad for that 10-team tournament, which also includes two previous world champions in Sri Lanka and the West Indies. However, he is currently taking a break after coming second to Gujarat Titans in an intense IPL final that lasted until the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Ahmedabad.
“That is something that goes above me and I have to support what is best for Josh, do I want him on my team? Of course. He is a brilliant bowler in the cue ball format. We’ve seen it on the biggest stage.
“Jose is Jose. We as a team want to promote Irish cricket to the best of our ability when we’re on the field, but he’s also doing it with what he’s achieving on the world stage. What he is doing at the moment is only good for Irish cricket and the development of the players who rise through the ranks.” said Andrew Balbirnie in a conversation with espncricinfo.com.
“I’m sure it does. [want to play Test cricket], but I know how busy you are and the pressures the IPL brings. You don’t want to come back from a game in front of 100,000 people with me saying, ‘Fancy playing 12 overs next week at Lord’s?’ You should also give him his space and make sure he is in a good frame of mind.” Andrew Balbirnie added.
“He has yet to play a test match” – Andrew Balbirnie on Josh Little
Josh Little is a fine cricketer who has yet to make his Ireland Test debut. Andrew Balbirnie, the captain of the Ireland cricket team, recently spoke about Josh’s potential and praised his abilities. Despite not having played a Test match yet, Josh has displayed outstanding bowling talent and impressive results against some of the best teams in the world across various game formats.
“He has yet to play a test match but we know he is quite adaptable and has had a hectic schedule, I fully understand that he needs to focus on resting and preparing for our World Cup Qualifier, which we head to next week. ” Andrew Balbirnie said.
Ireland have played six Tests and lost them all, including a 2-0 loss to Sri Lanka in April this year.
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