Joshua Little backs Ireland to force an upset against New Zealand
Joshua Little [Source: Twitter]
Ireland will face New Zealand in their final Super 12 encounter in Adelaide on Friday. While the Kiwis currently top the points table with five points, the Irish are placed fifth with just one victory in four outings. Looking at the strengths of both teams, New Zealand will certainly start as the firm favourites in Friday's face-off.
However, ahead of this crucial clash, promising Ireland seamer Joshua Little has backed his team to upset New Zealand. The 23-year-old even revealed the Irishmen are raring to go and give the Blackcaps a run for their money on Friday.
Here's what Little stated
"You’ve seen upsets nearly every day or every second day, if you can even call them upsets anymore. There’s no reason why another upset couldn’t be caused,
"Everyone is pretty competitive. We’re going out there fully confident hoping to get a win. The boys are feeling good and I’m hoping to grab another scalp."
Adding further, the left-arm seamer explained how Ireland have evolved their T20 game over the years and admitted to being satisfied with his team's performance against Australia in their last fixture.
"We actually spoke about it. If you look back a couple of years ago, if you saw an Irish side 25 for five, you would think ‘well, that game is done’. We were saying we’ve come so far to actually get to where we got to and show the Aussie boys that a couple of our boys are right up there. To do that was very pleasing and sets the boys in good stead for what’s to come."