After a fantastic T20 World Cup in Australia, England all-rounder Sam Curran will be on the radar of numerous franchises in the next IPL auction. He has the ability to take wickets at regular intervals and accelerate quickly in the final few overs. Thus, in the 16th iteration of the competition, he can be a tremendously useful asset for any squad.
Curran, who is available for a base price of INR 2 crore, stated that he will be glued to the television and excitedly await the results of the bids from various franchises.
“I’ve been in previous auctions (as well); you go in with your base price. I’ll be watching (the auction) on TV. On Friday morning, I guess, when your name comes up, you just say ‘keep the paddle up there’,” Curran said in a video posted by ‘The Telegraph’.
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“Firstly you’ve got to get picked. I’ve got, obviously, hope that I’ll go somewhere. But I guess that’s one of those things (that) I’m in the same bracket as (Ben) Stokes and a few other all-rounders, who have come out and I guess they work in sets. So, anything can happen,” he added.
“But to win, it’s an amazing achievement” – Sam Curran on England’s victory against Pakistan
The Test team’s historic series victory in Pakistan received praise from the England all-rounder Sam Curran. The Ben Stokes-led team dominated Pakistan at home while playing some outstanding cricket on the Asian continent.
Speaking of which, Curran acknowledged that it had been a wild ride and praised the cricketers who had helped make it possible.
“It’s been crazy. Having played under (Test skipper) Stokes and (head coach) Brendon McCullum in the past, the way they’ve been playing is amazing. It (winning run) started in the summer and the best thing about it, I guess, is that there been quite a few injuries and guys like Jonny (Bairstow) who probably started that (winning streak) and came out and gave that confidence, he’s missed out. (Now) you’ve got Brooky (Harry Brook) coming in and get three hundreds in Pakistan and he is kind of saying ‘how would Jonny get back’. It’s absolutely amazing,” said Curran.
“I guess everyone thought Pakistan is an amazingly tough place to tour. But to win, it’s an amazing achievement,” he added.