03 June 1998
Left hand Bat
Left Arm Medium Fast
Sam Curran (Samuel Matthew Curran) is a versatile English cricketer known for his exceptional skills in all forms of the game. He was born on June 3, 1998, in Northampton, England, Representing Surrey in domestic cricket, Sam has made a name for himself in various Twenty20 leagues, including stints with the Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). his cricketing prowess commanded a record bid of £1.85 million (Rs. 18.5 crore) from Punjab Kings in the 2022 IPL auction, marking a significant milestone in his career.
Sam Curran's journey into international cricket began with debuts in Test and One Day International (ODI) formats in 2018, followed by his introduction to Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket in 2019. His all-round abilities quickly made him an invaluable asset to the England cricket team. He played a pivotal role in England's triumph in the 2022 T20 World Cup, emerging as the tournament's leading wicket-taker and earning the Player of the Tournament accolade.
A left-handed all-rounder with a medium-fast bowling style, He holds the English record for the best T20I bowling figures, an impressive 5-10 against Afghanistan in 2022, showcasing his ability to deliver in high-pressure situations.
Sam Curran's achievements extend to the 2023 Cricket World Cup, where he etched his name in history by becoming the first English bowler to claim a wicket on the very first ball of his World Cup debut.
Sam Curran's cricketing lineage is deeply ingrained in his family. He is the youngest son of former Zimbabwe international cricketer Kevin Curran and Sarah, his mother. Cricket runs in the Curran family, with his elder brother, Tom Curran, representing Surrey and England, and his sibling Ben Curran having previously played for Northamptonshire. The Currans have a rich cricketing heritage.
Sam Curran spent his early years on the family farm in Rusape, Zimbabwe, before circumstances prompted the family's relocation. In 2012, he embarked on a new chapter, moving to England and attending Wellington College in Berkshire.
Sam Curran Career
In his Test career to date, Sam Curran has played 24 matches to date in his Test career and has scored 815 runs, with an average of 25. Sam Curran has hit 96 fours and 21 sixes in his Test career. In Aug 2021, he played his recent Test match against India at Emerald Headingley, Leeds, England, scoring 15 runs off 30 balls.
In Sam Curran's ODI career, he has played 29 matches to date in his ODI career and has scored 418 runs, with an average of 22. Sam Curran has hit 25 fours and 19 sixes in his ODI career. One of his recent ODI matches took place in Oct 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India, where he contributed 10 runs off 23 balls.
Sam Curran has played 41 matches to date in his T20 career and has scored 185 runs, with an average of 11. Sam Curran has hit 10 fours and 9 sixes in his T20 career. In his most recent T20 match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England, which took place in Sep 2023, Sam Curran contributed 5 runs off 4 balls to his team's total.