Sam Curran

Sam Curran in Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year

Sam Curran‘s meteoric rise has continued after the 20-year-old all-rounder was named among Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year, the youngest Englishman to do so in a century. Curran, who does not turn 21 until June, joined England team-mate Jos Buttler, his Surrey skipper Rory Burns, the prolific Tammy Beaumont and India captain Virat Kohli in being honoured in the prestigious almanack’s 156th edition. Players can only receive Wisden’s nod of approval, awarded primarily for feats achieved during the preceding English domestic season, once in their career. Of all England-qualified players only Jack Crawford, in 1907, was crowned at a younger age than Curran, while schoolboy cricketers were honoured in 1918 and 1919 due to the First World War. Twelve months ago Curra...

How England’s Ashes hopefuls fared in County Championship

The opening week of the Specsavers County Championship featured a smattering of England‘s current Test players and those who are hoping to force their way into the reckoning for an Ashes spot later this summer. Here, Press Association Sport looks at how those players fared. Root v Broad Joe Root and Stuart Broad squared off in County Championship action (Simon Cooper/PA) The headline act took place at Trent Bridge where England Test captain Joe Root and second highest all-time wicket-taker Stuart Broad squared off. Yorkshire needed Root to stand up after a big first-innings total from Notts had put the White Rose on the back foot. Root duly delivered, with a gritty 73 in the first innings to steady the ship and an unbeaten 130 in the second to lead his county to a draw. There were co...

Result: Stuart Broad claims hat-trick as England bowlers shine in Barbados

The home side were 131 for 11 at the tea interval. Stuart Broad claimed a hat-trick as England‘s bowlers made light work of their first warm-up outing in Barbados. Broad removed tail-end trio Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins and Bryan Charles with successive deliveries just before tea on day two of the practice match, continuing a profitable outing for the touring attack. In ordinary match conditions the experienced seamer may not have had the chance to press on – Joseph and Cummins were wickets number nine and 10 of the innings – but with England agreeing to bowl all day he had the chance to make it three in three. Sam Curran claimed two wickets with the new ball (Steven Paston/PA) Charles obliged by wafting at a wider one at the start of Broad’s next over, though with two Test ...

Curran crowns fairytale year by fetching one million US dollars at IPL auction

Sam Curran fetched the highest price for an overseas player at the Indian Premier League auction after being drafted by Kings XI Punjab for around one million US dollars. The 20-year-old all-rounder only made his England debut earlier this year, but has significantly burnished his reputation with a series of plucky displays across seven Tests and two one-day internationals. He was England’s player of the series during their 4-1 win over world number one Test side India, which would have gone a long way towards convincing Kings XI to pay 7.2 crore rupees (£788,000) for his services. He said on Instagram: “What a year! Couldn’t be more excited to join @kxipofficial at the @iplt20 in 2019.” Curran was one of five English qualified players to be signed by a franchise on...

Curran strengthens all-round credentials in Kandy

The 20-year-old left-hander made 64 as England reached a respectable 285 against Sri Lanka. Sam Curran smashed his third Test half-century to lift England out of trouble against Sri Lanka and strengthen his all-round credentials. The 20-year-old left-hander made 64 as England reached a respectable 285 in Kandy. He put on 45 with Adil Rashid (31) and 60 for the last wicket with James Anderson, who finished seven not out. It followed scores of 63 and 78 against India this summer and lifted Curran’s average for his fledgling Test career above 40. (PA Graphic) It is not just the half-centuries that mark the Surrey southpaw out as a lower-order weapon, but his consistency – he has three more scores in the 40s while every time he has got off the mark, he has reached at least 20. It is a re...

Curran smashes six sixes to lift England out of trouble on opening day

Sam Curran played a tone-altering, morale-raising innings from number eight as England were dismissed for 285 on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka. England opted to bat first with the rejigged order in Kandy, promoting Ben Stokes to number three, bumping Jos Buttler to five and shunting Moeen Ali back to six but all had come and gone, with varying success, when Curran thrashed a top-scoring 64. The 20-year-old hit the accelerator with six sixes as he shepherded last man James Anderson to the highest stand of the day, 60, topping up what had been an underpowered total and sapping the home side of their growing enthusiasm. Jack Leach then bagged a wicket before close-of-play, rocking back Kaushal Silva’s off stump to leave Sri Lanka 26 for one. There was an element of fortune in E...

Turbo-charged Curran revives flagging England with late assault

Sam Curran played a tone-altering, morale-raising innings from number eight as England posted 285 all out on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka. England shuffled their batting line-up in Kandy, promoting Ben Stokes to number three, bumping Jos Buttler to five and shunting Moeen Ali back to six but all had come and gone, with varying success, when Curran made his latest eye-catching intervention. The 20-year-old struck six sixes as he shepherded last man James Anderson to a last-wicket stand of 60, the highest of the day and one that sapped the home side of their growing enthusiasm. What an innings @CurranSM! 🙌 What do you make of our total? Scorecard: https://t.co/VMP5jDieJh#SLvENG pic.twitter.com/4Xt0yd3fKY — England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 14, 2018 He would have been...

James Anderson stars as India capitulate at Lord’s

England bowl out India for 107 thanks to the bowling of James Anderson, who took 5-20 on day two of the second Test at Lord’s. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 20:13 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 20:13 UK James Anderson has put England in control of their second Test against India at Lord’s after taking 5-20 on a rain-affected second day. Following on from yesterday’s first washout at this venue in 17 years, the tourists completely capitulated as they were bowled all out for 107. Anderson struck twice early on prior to a lengthy rain delay, bowling Murali Vijay for a duck with the fifth ball of the day and then KL Rahul for eight runs. On 11-2 when play resumed, India were unable to find any sort of momentum as ...

England avert collapse against India to leave first Test evenly balanced

England’s first Test against India is hanging in the balance as Sam Curran’s counterattack drags the hosts back into the game on the third day at Edgbaston. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 20:34 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 20:35 UK England‘s first Test against India has been left hanging in the balance after Sam Curran‘s counterattack dragged the hosts back into the game on the third day at Edgbaston. The Indian bowlers ripped out the heart of the English batting line-up by reducing the hosts to 87-7, Ravichandran Ashwin expertly dismissing their top order. Ishant Sharma, meanwhile, took three wickets in a single over as England collapsed in their second innings under cloud-ridden skies in Birmingham. However, Curran c...

Virat Kohli century gives India momentum over England

Captain Virat Kohli hits a knock of 149 to leave India just 22 runs short of England, who lose Alastair Cook with the final ball of day two of the first Test. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 18:41 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 18:45 UK India have ended day two of the first Test with England trailing by 22 runs, but the tourists hold a slender advantage in the contest at Edgbaston. England were quickly bowled out for 287 at the start of Thursday’s play, and India made a quick start by reaching 50 without loss until Sam Curran picked up three quick wickets before lunch. However, Virat Kohli was dropped early on in his innings and the India captain proceeded to make a sublime 149 from just 225 balls to keep the pressure on England. © Reuters No...

India edge opening day of first Test match with England

England lose five wickets for 62 runs as India reduce the hosts to 285-9 at stumps on the first day of the opening Test at Edgbaston. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 18:43 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 18:45 UK India have edged the first day of the opening Test match with England after dominating the final session at Edgbaston. England were successful in winning the toss on Wednesday morning and after Keaton Jennings had made 42, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put together a fourth-wicket stand of 104 to give the home side control. © Reuters However, Root was cheaply run out for 80 and Umesh Yadav bowled Bairstow for 78, and England never recovered during the final 22 overs of the day. Jos Buttler was dismissed for a duck and Ben Stokes, Adil Rashi...

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