Tom Curran is a bowling all-rounder from South Africa who represents England in international cricket. He was born on 12 March 1995 in Cape Town. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He is the son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran and the brother of English all-rounder Sam Curran.
He completed his studies up to college in Zimbabwe and then moved to England because of his cricketing abilities.
He played for the KwaZulu Natal-Inland team in U-15, U-17 and U-19 cricket in the Three-Day Challenge competition.
After moving to England, he joined the County cricket club Surrey in 2013. His performances for Surrey made him impress the national selectors of England cricket team. He played very well for two years and got selected for the England Performance Programme in 2015.
He was eligible to play for England from October 2015.
Tom made his international cricket in a T20I against South Africa on 23 June 2017 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. The visitors made 174/8 in their 20 overs. Tom impressed with figures of 3/33 in his quota of 4 overs. England started the chase well but faltered, in the end, to lose the match by 3 runs.
He made his ODI debut against Windies on 29 September 2017 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Windies put a total 288/6 on the board with a half-century from Shai Hope. Tom returned with figures of 10-1-62-1. Englandâ€™s top 3 in Jason Roy (96), Jonny Bairstow (141*) and Joe Root (46*) were more than enough as they chased down the total in just 38 overs and won the match by 9 wickets.
Tom Curran made his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test in 2017. He famously took the wicket of Australian opener David Warner on 99 off a no-ball. Later on, Warner was dismissed on 103. Curran took his maiden Test wicket as skipper Steve Smith chopped one onto the stumps. The Aussies scored 327 in their first innings. Tomâ€™s figures read 1/65. England took a lead of 164 with Sir Alistair Cook scoring an unbeaten double hundred. The match ended in a tame draw as Australia could manage only 263/4 in the third and final innings of the match. Tom Curranâ€™s match figures were 1/118.
Tom is a part of the Surrey squad since 2013 in County Cricket Championship in England.
He played the 2018 season the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He took 6 wickets in 5 matches with an average of 19.67.
He also played the 2018 edition of the Big Bash League. He represented the Sydney Sixers. He took 20 wickets in the season and was the joint fourth highest wicket-taker in the competition.