Tom Curran has decided to step down from red-ball cricket with mental and physical health along with a focus on limited overs format. He has played only 2 Test matches during the 2017-18 Ashes series in Australia not looking good with his bowling picking up just 2 wickets.
Tom Curran has played 61 First class matches for Surrey with 195 wickets and contributed 1367 runs in 84 innings with a career-best score of 115.
He has been a decent performer for England in the 50-over format and shorter format. The medium-pace bowler picked 34 wickets from 28 matches with career-best figures of 5/35. He played his last ODI match against Sri Lanka on 4 July 2021. Curran has the ability to bowl slower deliveries that deceives the batters.
Tom Curran has picked up 29 wickets from 30 matches ( 29 innings) at an economy of 9.25 runs per over. He played his last T20I match for England against Pakistan on 18 July 2021.
“I’m definitely not ruling out playing red-ball cricket again in the future, and I feel like I have unfinished business in this format for both Surrey and England. But until I can feel 100% committed and confident in my body to be performing day in and day out for Surrey in the County Championship, I feel that putting all my time and focus into our Vitality Blast campaign this year is the right thing to do,” Tom Curran said.
“Some choices in life I don’t think you will ever be 100% sure and this is definitely one of those. But where I find myself at this exact moment, I feel like it is the right decision for my body and for my mental health,” he further stated.
Tom Curran has been a decent bowler for Team England in the limited-overs format. Due to his inconsistent performance, he was dropped from the team. England is currently the defending champion of the 50-over World Cup and is slated to feature in the 2023 World Cup to be played in India.
England has been struggling in the limited overs format since Jos Buttler has become the captain and Ben Stokes retired.
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