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Sam Curran
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Sam Curran

England|Allrounder
Sam Curran

INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2021

Full Name

Samuel Matthew Curran

Born

June 03, 1998, Northampton

Age

23y 139d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Wellington College

relations

(brother),

(father),

(grandfather),

(brother)

TEAMS

Sam Curran, younger brother of Tom Curran, his fellow Surrey all-rounder, and son of the former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran, fulfilled his destiny at the age of 19 years and 363 days, when he made his Test debut against Pakistan at Headingley in June 2018. One Test later, he scooped his maiden Man-of-the-Match award, after four first-innings wickets and a thrilling counter-attacking half-century had given England the edge in a gripping Edgbaston Test against India. His success merely heightened the debate as to whether batting or bowling will ultimately become his strongest suit.

Curran has belied his slight frame from the moment he entered Surrey's 1st X1 in 2015, showing a natural ability to swing his left-armers at a decent lick and full of ambition with the bat. The combative nature of his cricket has marked him down as a special cricketer in the making, winning attention from England Lions at the end of the 2016 season.

Curran made an eye-catching Championship debut against Kent at The Oval when he took five wickets in the first innings, eight in all in the match, at only 17. Surrey research suggested he was the youngest-ever player to achieve a five-wicket haul in the Championship and the second youngest Surrey debutant. He opened the bowling with his brother, Tom, and took a wicket with his fifth ball when an inswinger bowled Joe Denly. At 17 years and 40 days old, his first-class debut came 69 years to the day after Tony Lock, the youngest player to play for Surrey at 17 years and eight days, made his first appearance - also against Kent - at the Oval on July 13, 1946.

A slightly-built, brisk left-armer, he showed an ability to swing the ball into the right-hander from the outset. That there was aggression, too, was evident even before his debut when he filled in for a Surrey T20 practice match and struck Gary Wilson on the helmet with one of the first balls he bowled. His laid-back personality was also evident when he was given a day off school by Wellington College, where he was taking A levels in PE, Art and Business Studies, to play in a Royal London Cup semi-final against Nottinghamshire at The Oval, where he first came to the attention of a wider audience with a composed, energetic display.

Two successive runners-up medals in the Royal London Cup final, as Surrey lost Lord's finals against Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, were not a bad start for a player still only 18, but such is Curran's competitive nature, it is doubtful that he found much consolation in either of them. In a 2016 summer that brought so much to admire with bat and ball, there was a career-best 96 against Lancashire - ended when a tame return catch to the offspinner Arron Lilley was followed by a disconsolate walk from the crease, in the words of ESPNcricinfo's reporter, as if he had just lost a game of Pokemon Go - and four wickets in seven ball against Durham on the way to the first six-for of his Championship career.


ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test243858157824.69127164.1203962150
ODI117214195*28.2016485.970112420
T20I16105912418.2057159.64006600
FC741141427329627.32451960.4501836844190
List A6039772195*22.5384485.42026810220
T201098222123672*20.60906136.420610557280
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test244230911669474/585/9235.513.2365.70200
ODI1111442430125/485/4835.835.8336.80010
T20I1616276365163/283/2822.817.9317.20000
FC741271073060012007/5810/10130.003.3553.60771
List A605726622469785/485/4831.655.5634.10110
T20109105202129061034/114/1128.218.6219.60300
Samuel Matthew Curran
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Super Kings vs Royals--0/5502-Oct-2021Abu DhabiT20
Super Kings vs KKR40/5626-Sep-2021Abu DhabiT20
England vs India152/27 & 0/4025-Aug-2021LeedsTest # 2432
England vs India0 & 00/72 & 1/4212-Aug-2021Lord'sTest # 2429
England vs India27* & 320/5704-Aug-2021NottinghamTest # 2428

Videos



Photos


Sam Curran celebrates Jasprit Bumrah's dismissal
James Anderson and Sam Curran look pleased as they leave the ground
Sam Curran is out for a duck again in the second innings
Sam Curran belts out an appeal
Sam Curran roars in delight after dismissing Virat Kohli
Sam Curran sports yellow sunglasses while fielding