Bad news for Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans from IPL 2023
The bowler who was bought by the team at a hefty price, got injured
New Delhi. The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) will start from 31 March. This time the opening match will be between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. But even before the start of IPL 2023, there is bad news for Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans. His big player got injured and he is expected to be ruled out of the opening matches of IPL 2023. The name of this player is Joshua Little, who plays for Ireland. Joshua took a hat-trick against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup last year.
Joshua Little created history in the IPL 2023 auction. He then became the first Irish player to be sold in the IPL auction. Josh Little was bought by Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans for a whopping Rs 4.4 crore. He suffered a hamstring injury during the SA20. For this reason, he will not play in Pakistan Super League. Little has returned home for his treatment. This Irish fast bowler was supposed to play for Multan Sultans in PSL.
Josh Little may return from Bangladesh tour
Josh Little can return to the Ireland team from Bangladesh tour next month. Ireland has to tour Bangladesh in March. The ODI series will be played between the two countries from March 18. After this, T20 will also be played between Ireland and Bangladesh. This series will end on 31 March. On the same day, IPL 2023 will start with the match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad.
Let us tell you that Little bowled brilliantly in T20 World Cup 2022. He took 11 wickets in the T20 World Cup. Joshua has so far taken 38 wickets in 25 ODIs for Ireland, while he has 62 wickets in 53 T20s.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 25, 2023, 10:16 IST