Depsite being registered in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega-auction. However, no franchise team has taken the Irish star with a base price of ₹50 lakh. However, even after that, Josh Little has now got the chance to feature in the 15th edition of the IPL. The left-arm fast bowler has already joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as a net bowler in 19 ODIs and 34 T20Is for Ireland.
The 22-year-old international star is reported to have joined the Chennai camp on behalf of the Irish Cricket Association on social media. Cricket Ireland thinks that Little can witness himself in by bowling Dhoni.
Josh Little has so far taken 30 wickets in ODI cricket and 31 wickets in T20Is. Little has taken a total of 13 wickets in the last 10 International Twenty20 matches. His best bowling performance in T20Is is 4 for 23.
👏👏👏 Congrats to Josh Little who is heading off on a development opportunity with the Chennai Super Kings in the early stages of the upcoming IPL.
— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) March 7, 2022
Explaining how he switched from hockey to cricket, Josh Little said:
“I was playing hockey in school at the time with one of my mates, they’re an Asian family and his dad was like, ‘You’ve got hand-eye coordination, do you want to come down to our cricket club and just give it a go?”
Chennai Super Kings have already started preparing for IPL 2022. Dhoni has come down to full practice with bat and ball. Chennai Super Kings are regularly updating the team’s practice on social media. Apart from practicing batting in the nets, Dhoni has also been seen playing football with his teammates.
After registering a win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs, CSK had won the IPL 2021 final in Dubai. It was their fourth championship, and they were just one point behind the Mumbai Indians. Despite prior suspicions, MS Dhoni, the Yellow Army’s charming luck, is not going away. Dhoni is the longest-serving captain of any team in IPL history, leading the club to four victories.
CSK IPL 2022 Squad
Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway.