The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was dealt a significant setback with the news that Josh Little has been dominated out of the rest of the tournament. Peshawar Zalmi’s rookie suffered a hamstring injury that could sideline him for the rest of the game.
As the time headed towards the end of the SA20 League, Josh Little experienced tightness in his hamstring which caused him to drop out from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament. Ireland’s Sport Science, Medical Services, and Physiotherapy Head, Mark Rausa, received this statement.
Many cricket fans, as well as Little’s team and coach, will miss him. He was expected to be one of the league’s most exciting players. Unfortunately, this injury has put an abrupt end to those hopes. In this post, we take a look closely at what this means for the Multan Sultans team and also address whether or not there is any chance of Little returning to action before the end of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8.
Josh Little’s impeccable performance as the second-best wicket-taker in the 2022 season of International Twenty20 Cricket earned him the IPL Contract.
Josh Little Injury Update:
Due to his injury, Josh Little will not be able to compete in the upcoming PSL 8 tournament but will return to his hometown for rehabilitation and recovery. The left arm quick fast bowler, included in the Multan Sultans squad for the game, suffered the injury during a training session. It is understood that Little will return to Ireland to continue his rehabilitation. This is a massive blow for the Multan Sultans team.
After returning to his hometown, Josh Little will be rehabilitated and is expected to recover fully, ruling him out of participation in the upcoming PSL 8 tournament. However, Josh will be in Dublin and get proper strength and conditioning and bowling management training for his future busy period of Ireland’s International Cricket and Indian Premiere League (IPL), set to begin in late March 2023.
How this will affect the Pakistan Super League:
An injury to Josh Little’s hamstring will prevent him from playing in the Pakistan Super League, removing one of the league’s top foreign players. Due to his injury, the 23-year-old Irishman can no longer play for the Multan Sultans of the Pakistan Super League. Trim is a hugely talented young cricketer, and the Multan Sultans and the PSL will feel his absence.
In recent years, Little has established himself as one of England’s leading bowlers in domestic cricket and was tipped for a big future in the game. His withdrawal from the PSL is a massive blow to both team and the tournament.
Other players to watch out for in Pakistan Super League:
Plenty of other players to watch in the Pakistan Super League this year. Among them is Imran Tahir, the South African leg-spinner who has been a revelation for Lahore Qalandars. He is presently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 15 scalps at an impressive average of 12.73.
Another player to watch out for is Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi. The veteran wicket-keeper batsman has 318 runs from 10 matches at 45.42, second in the PSL. He has also hit two half-centuries and one century so far in the tournament.
Last, remember Shahid Afridi of Karachi Kings. The 39-year-old all-rounder may be past his prime, but he can still be a dangerous player on his day. He scored 195 runs at 27.85 and took ten wickets at 6.68 runs per over in 9 matches this season.
“It’s disappointing for Josh to miss the PSL,” said Islamabad coach Dean Jones.
However, a statement indicated that the team has a strong squad and will be able to cover his absence.” Little, who has played two T20Is for Ireland, is expected to be pushed aside for the rest of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament.
After three Ireland one-day internationals in Bangladesh in mid-March, Josh Little will play for Gujarat Titans in the IPL.
Josh Little is a significant player on the Irish Cricket team and has already achieved some impressive accolades. With his work ethic, skill, and determination, he will keep rising in international cricket. Josh inspires many Irish cricketers who want to improve and reach the top.