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.
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.
He made his FC 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.
Sam Curran 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. Samâ€™s bowling figures in the match were 2/43. England won the match by an innings and 55 runs.
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.
He has been representing Surrey in domestic cricket in England since his debut in 2015.
Sam played for the Auckland Aces in 2017/18 in the Super Smash tournament which is a T20 tournament in New Zealand. He took 9 wickets and scored 157 runs in 9 matches.
Kings XI Punjab has picked him to play for them in 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League. He became the youngest player to take a hattrick in the IPL.