Tom Curran

England
Age
March 12, 1995 (26 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Cape Town, Cape Province
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

Twenty-five-year-old Tom Curran is a South African-born cricketer who represents England in international cricket. In recognition of his talent, the young man has been given an opportunity to demonstrate his skills in all three formats.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

England, England XI, Surrey, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers, England Lions, South, Cape Town Knight Riders, Kerala Knights, Tshwane Spartans, Oval Invincibles

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
27
16
8
285
47*
35.62
299
95.32
0
0
28
5
T20I
27
11
6
62
14*
12.4
54
114.81
0
0
1
4
Test
1
2
1
62
39
62
105
59.05
0
0
11
0
IPL
12
9
4
127
54*
25.4
106
119.81
0
1
10
3

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
27
26
1218
1207
34
5/35
5.95
35.5
35.82
3
1
0
T20I
27
26
521
788
24
4/36
9.07
32.83
21.71
1
0
0
Test
1
1
150
82
1
1/82
3.28
82
150
0
0
0
IPL
12
12
216
401
10
2/19
11.14
40.1
21.6
0
0
0

ODI Career

In his first ODI of a series against the West Indies played in Southampton in September 2017, Curran took 1/62 but did not get to bat. Batting first, the West Indies made a score of 288/6. In reply, England made 294/1, chasing down the target in just 38 overs on the back of innings of 96 and 141 scored by Roy and Bairstow. Curran achieved his best bowling figures of 5/35 in Perth against Australia in the fifth ODI of a five-match series. Batting first, England made 259. Australia were bowled out for 247. Curran’s wickets included those of Warner and Maxwell, in a performance that won the young fast bowler the Man of the Match award. In October 2018, on the tour of Sri Lanka, in Pallikele, England kept Sri Lanka down to a score of 150/9 in a rain-shortened game. Curran took 3/17 in 4 overs, including the wickets of top-order batsmen Dickwella and Chandimal. England won the match by seven wickets after chasing down the target in 18.3 overs. In May 2019, playing against Ireland in Dublin, England restricted the hosts to a score of 198 in 43.1 overs out of a possible 45 in a rain-curtailed game. The visitors managed to chase down the target in 42 overs. Playing against Pakistan in Nottingham in May 2019, Curran took 4/75 in the Pakistan score of 340/7. His wickets included those of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam. England made 341/7 to win the match while Curran contributed an innings of 31 to a successful chase. In 20 ODIs, Tom Curran has made 158 runs at an average 39.60 with the highest score of 47 not out. He has also taken 27 wickets at 33.11 with the best bowling figures of 5/35.

T20I Career

Curran played his first T20I against South Africa at Taunton in June 2017. Curran took 3/33 in the visitors’ score of 174/8. In reply, England made 171/6 losing the game by just two runs. In the very next match at Cardiff, England batted first and piled up a respectable score of 181/8. In reply, SA could get only 162/7. Curran contributed to England’s cause by taking 2/22 in his allotted four overs. Curran’s best bowling figures of 4/36 came in a match against the West Indies played at Gros Islet in March 2019. Batting first, the hosts scored 160/8. The score would have been much higher if Curran had not taken 4/36, including the prized wickets of Hope and Hetmyer. On the tour of New Zealand in November 2019, Curran came up with one of his best T20I performances at Nelson. Curran took 2/29 to keep NZ down to 180/7 after the Kiwis had looked like running away with the innings. In reply, England could only make 166/7. In a game at Centurion played in February 2020, England batted first and scored a formidable 204/7. In reply, South Africa were bowled out for 202/7 losing the game by just two runs. Their tormentor-in-chief was Sam Curran who returned figures of 2/45. England continued marching on their winning path in the next match of the series. Batting first, SA put up a formidable total of 222/6. England managed to chase the target down, losing just 5 wickets in the process. Curran took 2/33, one of his better bowling performances in T20Is. In 18 T20Is, Tom Curran has made 38 runs at an average of 12.66 with the highest score of 14 not out. He has also taken 21 wickets at 25.57 with the best bowling figures of 4/36.

Test Career

Tom Curran played his first Test match against Australia at Melbourne in December 2017. It was not a performance he would be proud of as he scored just four runs and had bowling figures of 1/65 and 0/53 in a drawn encounter.  He did much better in the next game at Sydney in January 2018, with scores of 39 and 23 not out to add to his bowling figures of 1/82 in the only Australian innings. However, England lost the match by an innings and 123 runs. In two Test matches, Tom Curran has made 68 runs at an average of 33 with the highest score of 39. He has also taken two wickets at 100.00 with the best bowling figures of 1/65.

IPL Career

Tom Curran was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the IPL 2018 season. However, Curran played only five matches during the season, scoring 23 runs at 7.66 with the highest score of 18 and a strike rate of 82.44. He also took 6 wickets by giving away 118 runs at 19.66 with the best bowling figures of 2/19, boasting an economy rate of 11.60 and a strike rate of 10.16. It is safe to conclude that his IPL career suffered an early demise given that his performance did not truly demonstrate his all-round ability.

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