Irish fast bowler Josh Little has been ruled out of the ongoing HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a hamstring injury that he sustained during the recent SA20 tournament in South Africa. The 23-year-old was set to represent Multan Sultans in the PSL, but he has now returned home for treatment and rehabilitation.
Despite the setback, Little's spot in the Indian Premier League is still secure. Gujarat Titans picked him in the draft for the IPL, which is set to commence in late March. An initial ultrasound scan in South Africa was inconclusive, but an MRI scan showed no significant injury in the hamstring.
Cricket Ireland's head of sport science, physiotherapy, and medical services, Mark Rausa, has confirmed that Josh Little will undergo rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and bowling workload management in Dublin. This is in preparation for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and an upcoming busy international cricket period for Ireland.
Little made history by becoming the first current Ireland international to earn an IPL contract, after impressing in The Hundred tournament in England. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals during the 2022 season. Before heading to the IPL, the left-arm seamer is scheduled to play three one-day internationals for Ireland in Bangladesh in mid-March.