England bowling all-rounder Tom Curran has made a mark of himself after his quality performance against South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series. He will be a key factor in the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia later this year for the English team. But before that, the 24-year-old will exhibit his skills in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Cape Town-born was recently roped in by Rajasthan Royals – an IPL franchise – for INR 1 crore in the 2020 players auction. Ahead of the lucrative league, Curran showered praiseworthy comments for the Indian captain Virat Kohli and deputy Rohit Sharma, stating them as world-class players. The right-armer also expressed that he is looking forward to bowl against such classy players.
“I think they are world-class players, and it is about as a bowler looking to executing my plans and looking at my skills than theirs. It will be a great challenge and one that I am looking forward to,” he spoke to IANS as quoted by India Today.
Curran, who had played the cash-rich league in 2018 for Kolkata Knight Riders, said he is learning from every game and trying to get better every time he goes to play.
“Every game of cricket I play I feel will have an influence – however big or small – on my selection for the World T20 in Australia, but I am not really looking to think so far ahead and want to take one game at a time. Just trying to get better every time I go out to the middle,” added Curran.
The Surrey player also envisaged sharing the dressing room with Steve Smith and his compatriots Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
“It will be a great experience. Have been lucky to have played with and against them for a bit and know them well and looking forward to play with them and win games for the Royals,” Curran added further.
Speaking about the upcoming T20 WC, Curran expressed his belief that the England team has all the potential to win the coveted trophy for the second time.
“Absolutely, I think there is no reason why we can’t. We have some unbelievable players and guys have played a lot of T20 cricket. So, we will definitely be up there,” he signed off.