Full name Joshua James Cobb
Born August 17, 1990, Leicester
Current age 25 years 318 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 Essex at Northampton, May 28-31, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay, Aug 10, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Scarborough, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/15, 57||Northants||v Leics||Northampton||26 Jun 2016||T20|
|68, 2/29||Northants||v Durham||Northampton||17 Jun 2016||T20|
|23, 1/43||Northants||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||14 Jun 2016||LA|
|3*||Northants||v Leics||Northampton||12 Jun 2016||LA|
|23||Northants||v Worcs||Worcester||10 Jun 2016||T20|
|22, 0/24||Northants||v Lancashire||Northampton||8 Jun 2016||LA|
|3/53, 29||Northants||v Notts||Nottingham||6 Jun 2016||LA|
|0/17, 56*||Northants||v Worcs||Northampton||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|49, 0||Northants||v Essex||Northampton||28 May 2016||FC|
|2/21, 35||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||27 May 2016||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.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane