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IPL 2023 Mini Auction: First Irish Player to Enter IPL in 2023

First Irish Player to Enter IPL in 2023

IPL Auction 2023: Josh Little becomes first Ireland player to bag contract, joins Gujarat Titans for 4.4 crores 

First Irish Player to Enter IPL in 2023: Josh Little became the first Ireland player to bag an IPL contract as Gujarat Titans bought him for 4.4 Crores in the auction on Friday in Kochi.

By India Today Web Desk: Ireland’s left arm-pacer Joshua Little became the first Irish player to get an IPL contract as he was bought by Gujarat Titans for 4.4 Crores in Kochi on Friday during the IPL 2023 auction.

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Little was a net bowler for Chennai Super Kings last year and has been one of the best pacers in the shortest format of the game as he impressed during the World Cup in Australia.

The 23-year-old has picked up 39 wickets in T20Is, including a hat-trick against New Zealand in the Super 12 stage. 

On Friday, little was part of a big bidding war between Lucknow Super giants and Gujarat Titans, who went head-to-head for the left-arm pacer. In the end, he bagged 4.4 Crores and became the first Irish player to get an IPL contract.

Little was the subject of a bidding battle between the Lucknow Super giants and the Gujarat Titans on Friday. In the end, he earned 4.4 crores and became the first Irish player to sign an IPL deal.

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In seven matches at the T20 World Cup, little picked up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.00. He averages 20.46 at an economy of 7.34 in T20s. 

Little picked up a hat-trick at the recently-concluded T20 World Cup 2022 when he dismissed Kane Williamson, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner in the 19th over of New Zealand’s innings in Adelaide.

the Cricketer became just the sixth bowler to pick up a hat-trick in a men’s T20 World Cup game. He finished with figures of 3 for 22. Little is the second Irishman after Curtis Campher to take a T20 World Cup hat-trick.

GT Players Bought in IPL 2023 Auction: Kane Williamson(Rs 2crore) ,Odean smith (50 Lac) ,K.S Bharat (1.20lakh) , Shivam Mavi (6Crore) ,Urvil Patel (20 lac) ,Joshua Little (4.4 Crore) ,Mohit Sharma (50 lac)

Gujarat Titans Retained Players: Abhinav Sadarangani, Alzarri Joseph*, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller*, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Matthew Wade*, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmad*, Pradeep Sangwan, R. Sai Kishore, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan*, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Yash Dayal

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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