Australia announced their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup that will be held in the months of October and November this year. And, one name that grabbed the limelight is Josh Inglis. Inglis has not yet played a single international match for Australia but is a name to reckon with.
In this article, let us unravel more about this left-handed batsman who has managed to break into the Australian T20 World Cup squad.
4) Josh Inglis scored 400 plus runs in two consecutive Big Bash seasons
Josh Inglis set the 9th and 10th editions of the Big Bash League on fire and blasted more than 400 runs in both seasons. While he plundered 405 runs in the 9th edition at an average of close to 30 and a strike rate in excess of 150, the wicket-keeper batsman followed that up by blasting 413 runs in the 10th season of the tournament.
3) Sachin Tendulkar is Josh Inglis’ idol
Sachin Tendulkar is a legend, and everyone from fans, to armchair experts, to current cricketers, admire the Indian cricketing icon. Josh Inglis too, has a lot of admiration for Tendulkar. Inglis has stated that Tendulkar is his favourite player to watch.
2) Josh Inglis is an English born cricketer who plays for Australia
Till the age of 14, Josh Inglis spent his life in England and played for Yorkshire, before he shifted to the land of the kangaroos, and played for Western Australia. In fact, during his initial years, he supported England when they took on the Australian side. And now, Inglis is at the cusp of representing Australia at the international level.
1) Josh Inglis is currently the highest run-scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021
At present, Josh Inglis is the highest run-scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. Inglis plundered 531 runs in the tournament and has scored his runs at an average of 48.27 and a whopping strike rate of 175.82. He has been the lord of all that he has surveyed in the T20 Blast tournament and has also scored 2 hundreds and a fifty thus far.