Full name Joshua James Cobb
Born August 17, 1990, Leicester
Current age 25 years 288 days
Major teams Central Districts, Dhaka Gladiators, England Under-19s, Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Relation Father - RA Cobb
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Northamptonshire at Leicester, Sep 5-8, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Kent at Northampton, May 15-18, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 10, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, Aug 18, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, May 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/21, 35||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||27 May 2016||T20|
|4||Northants||v Leics||Leicester||20 May 2016||T20|
|40||Northants||v Kent||Northampton||15 May 2016||FC|
|0/7, 30||Northants||v Leics||Leicester||8 May 2016||FC|
|0/18, 0, 0/38||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||1 May 2016||FC|
|0/31, 2, 15||Northants||v Essex||Chelmsford||24 Apr 2016||FC|
|24||Northants||v Sussex||Northampton||10 Apr 2016||FC|
|1/19, 49*||Northants||v Oxford MCCU||Oxford||5 Apr 2016||FC|
|21||Super Stars||v Victorians||Dhaka||10 Dec 2015||T20|
|0/15, 15||Super Stars||v Dynamites||Dhaka||9 Dec 2015||T20|
Josh Cobb was part of an exodus from the Leicestershire squad that finished bottom of the Championship second division in 2014 without winning a match for the second successive season. Cobb, Leicestershire's one-day captain, joined Northants after scoring 3,133 first-class runs for his hometown club and also skippering them in the Championship in the absence of Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Cobb is an aggressive top-order batsman and occasional offspinner who hit the headlines with a memorable man-of-the-match performance in the FLt20 Final in 2011. He bashed a 10-ball 18 with the bat and took four wickets to give Leicestershire an unlikely victory over Somerset.
He cemented his place at No 5 in Leicestershire's four-day side in 2012. He took over the Leicestershire captaincy in CB40 during 2012 and also twice led the team in the Championship. He was named the county's one-day and T20 captain in 2013 as well as becoming vice-captain to Sarwan in four-day cricket.
He started the 2013 YB40 campaign in exceptional fashion, scoring a century in each of the first three matches in leading the team to victories. In all, he amassed 578 runs at an impressive average of 52.54 with a strike rate of almost 114. Against Somerset, he shared a record-breaking 235 with opening partner Greg Smith on a fantastic afternoon of cricket.
Cobb was a quick developer, making his first-class debut for Leicestershire aged just 17 and became the county's youngest century-maker when he made an unbeaten 148 against Middlesex at Lord's in 2008. He was not a regular member of the four-day side when he put in his matchwinning Twenty20 Finals Day performance but corrected that in 2012, scoring 752 first-class runs at 34.18 and recording his second century against Derbyshire at Derby in April.
His father, Russell, played at Leicestershire during the 1980s and Josh attended Oakham School, whose other cricketing graduates include current England players Stuart Broad and James Taylor and the former England women's captain, Lucy Pearson.
Who makes it to the IPL XI for 2016? Here are ESPNcricinfo's picks, keeping in mind the four-overseas-players rule
Far from a towering, inspiring, regal presence, Angelo Mathews just stood and watched as England steamrolled his side once again
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Mustafizur Rahman has been a conspicuous success on the field in his first IPL season, but has had to overcome a number of challenges off it, including homesickness and an inability to speak English
T20 has produced a breed of player who with his imagination, athleticism and technical mastery proves that scoring prodigiously and fast does not have to involve massive risk-taking