Sam Curran is a bowling all-rounder from England, born on 3rd June 1998 in Northamptonshire. He is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and a left-handed batsman. He is the son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran and the brother of English all-rounder Tom Curran. He has the distinction of being the youngest player to take a hattrick in the IPL.
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- Sam Curran: Along the Years
Sam Curran: Along the Years
|Year ||Age ||Achievement|
|2015||17||First Class debut|
|2016||18||Represented England at the U-19 CWC|
|2018||20||Test debut against Pakistan|
|2018||20||ODI debut against Australia|
|2019||21||Signed by Kings XI Punjab|
|2019||21||T20I debut against New Zealand|
|2020||22||Bought by Chennai Super Kings|
- Youngest bowler to take an IPL hattrick
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack ‘Five Cricketers of the Year’ 2019
- Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year- 2018
Sam played for the U15, U17 and Secondary XI levels for Surrey. He represented Weybridge in the Surrey Championship Premier Division. He was hailed by many England greats because of his performances in the competition. He made his debut in senior cricket in the Natwest T20 Blast in June 2015. He was just 17 years and 16 days old then.
Curran made his First Class debut in July 2015 against Kent in County Cricket Championship and soon became the youngest to take a five-wicket haul in the tournament. He continued to impress with his performances in domestic cricket. He represented England Under-19s at the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup where he played all six games, scoring 201 runs and taking seven wickets to help his team finish sixth.
Kings XI Punjab had picked Curran to play for them in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League. He became the youngest player to take a hattrick in the IPL.
The 21-year-old Curran was the most expensive English player in the IPL auction at Rs 5.5 crore, bought after an intense biding war between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
The allrounder received his first maiden call-up to the English side in January 2018 against New Zealand, however, he didn’t play any Test during the course of the series and warmed the bench.
Curran finally made his international debut in a Test match against Pakistan at Headingley, Leeds which commenced on 1 June 2018. Pakistan was bowled out for a paltry 174 in their first innings. Curran took his maiden wicket in the form of the half-centurion Shadab Khan. England took a first innings lead of 189 runs as Sam contributed 20 to the total. Pakistan fell deep into the pit this time and was bowled out more a lesser total of 134. Sam bowled 7 overs and conceded just 10 runs for 1 wicket. Sam Curran’s bowling figures in the match were 2/43. England won the match by an innings and 55 runs.
Curran’s standout performances came in the Test match series against India in 2018 where he single-handedly rescued the English side from precarious situations by contributing useful runs at the end of the innings with tail-enders. And it wasn’t limited to his bowling, in the first Test at Edgbaston, Curran took 4/74 in the first innings, including the wickets of India's top three batsmen.
Curran later went on to make his Ashes debut in the 2019 series in the final Test match of the series.
Sam made his ODI debut in a thriller against Australia at the Old Trafford in Manchester on 24 June 2018. Australia was bowled out for 205 in the first innings. Sam took 2/44 in 6 overs. England chased down the score with just one wicket in hand courtesy Jos Buttlerâ€™s once-in-a-lifetime innings. Jos scored an unbeaten 110, where no other England batsman scored more than 20 runs. Sam made a useful contribution of 15 runs.
Sam Curran made his T20I debut against New Zealand on 1 November 2019 at Hagley Oval. Curran bowled four overs in the match and took 1 wickets by giving away 33 runs. England won the match comfortably by 7 wickets as James Vince and Eoin Morgan stitched up useful partnerships.
Sam Curran was born on 3 June 1998 and his father Kevin Curran was a former Zimbabwe cricketer. Sam is the brother of English all-rounder Tom Curran who has also represented England in all formats of the game. Sam Curran is eligible to play for South Africa, Zimbabwe and England.