Sam Curran Bio

Sam Curran is an English bowling all-rounder who was born in Northamptonshire on June 3, 1998. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast-medium bowler. He is the brother of English all-rounder Tom Curran and the son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran. He holds the record for being the youngest player in the IPL to score a hattrick.

Sam Curran was born on June 3, 1998, in Zimbabwe, to Kevin Curran, a former cricketer. Sam is the younger brother of English all-rounder Tom Curran, who has also played for England in all formats. Sam Curran is a member of the South African, Zimbabwean, and English national teams.

Records

Youngest bowler in IPL history to take a hat-trick

Awards

The ‘Five Cricketers of the Year’ from Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack Cricket

Writers’ Club for 2019 2018 Young Cricketer of the Year

Career

Domestic

Sam represented Surrey at the U15, U17, and Secondary XI ranks. In the Surrey Championship Premier Division, he played for Weybridge. Because of his performances in the tournament, he was hailed by many England greats. In June 2015, he made his senior cricket debut in the Natwest T20 Blast. He was just 17 years old and 16 days old at the time.

Curran made his First Class debut against Kent in the County Cricket Championship in July 2015, and he quickly became the tournament’s youngest bowler with a five-wicket haul. In domestic cricket, he managed to dazzle with his performances. He played in all six games for England Under-19s at the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, making 201 runs and taking seven wickets to help his team finish sixth.

IPL career

Curran has been selected by Kings XI Punjab to participate in the Indian Premier League in 2019. He became the IPL’s youngest player to score a hattrick.

Curran, 21, was the most costly English player in the IPL auction, fetching Rs 5.5 crore after a bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

International career

The allrounder got his first England call-up in January 2018 against New Zealand, but he didn’t play a single Test during the series and only warmed the bench.

Curran made his international debut against Pakistan in a Test match that began on June 1, 2018 in Headingley, Leeds. In their first innings, Pakistan were bowled out for just 174 runs. Shadab Khan, the half-centurion, provided Curran with his first wicket. England took a 189-run lead in the first innings, with Sam contributing 20 runs to the tally. This time, Pakistan sunk further into the pit and were bowled out for a lower score of 134. Sam bowled seven overs for ten runs and one wicket. In the series, Sam Curran had a 2/43 bowling average. The match was won by England by an innings and 55 runs.

Curran’s standout efforts came in the Test match series against India in 2018, when he single-handedly saved the English team from desperate conditions by scoring crucial runs with tail-enders at the end of the innings. Curran took 4/74 in the first innings of the first Test against India at Edgbaston, which included the wickets of India’s top three batsmen.

Curran will later make his Ashes debut in the 2019 series in the series’ final Test match.

On June 24, 2018, Sam made his One-Day International debut against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester. In the first innings, Australia was bowled out for 205 runs. In 6 overs, Sam took 2/44. With just one wicket in hand, England chased down the score thanks to Jos Buttler’s once-in-a-lifetime innings. In a game where no other England batsman scored more than 20 runs, Jos scored an unbeaten 110. Sam contributed 15 runs to the team.

On November 1, 2019, Sam Curran made his T20I debut at Hagley Oval against New Zealand. Curran bowled four overs in the match, taking one wicket and allowing 33 runs. England won the match by 7 wickets, thanks to valuable partnerships from James Vince and Eoin Morgan.

Family

Sam Curran was born on June 3, 1998, in Zimbabwe, to Kevin Curran, a former cricketer. Sam is the younger brother of English all-rounder Tom Curran, who has also played for England in all formats. Sam Curran is a member of the South African, Zimbabwean, and English national teams.

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