Alongside Jeetan Patel and Ateeq Javid, Josh gives Birmingham the option of selecting one of the most effective spin-bowling trios in the country.
Originally a wicketkeeper, Josh was inspired to take-up leg-spin by watching Mushtaq Ahmed at Sussex. Good decision!
He soon impressed with his calm temperament and impressive control and played for Sussex's academy and second team but then joined the Bears in search of greater opportunity. He has seized that opportunity.
Josh has made himself a valuable member of the squad, playing in most NatWestT20Blast games in the last two years. Successive winters in Australia have further assisted his development and his ability to hold his nerve under pressure has earned a place in the national selectors' notebooks.
Josh spent part of this winter with the England Lions group. A bright future beckons!
Josh Poysden Fact File
Birmingham Bears squad number: 14
Sports team beyond cricket: West Ham
Holiday destination: Sydney
Cricket hero: Chris Scott
Quote: "Don't look back and wish you had worked harder"