The England all-rounder Sam Curran has admitted that he is planning to use some of the experience he gained by playing in two seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the upcoming T20I series against India.
India and England will clash in five T20I matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad which will be played on March 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20. This T20I series will be followed by a three-match ODI series to be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune from March 23.
I Did Various Roles And Got Challenged In Many Different Ways Which I Really Enjoyed: Sam Curran
Sam Curran has been part of Punjab Kings in IPL 2019 and played for three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020 in UAE, and performed well given that he was asked to bat as a floater and even opened the innings. As a bowler, he was challenged to bowl in different periods of play.
“I feel like I came back from the last IPL a much better player. In Dubai, I did various roles and got challenged in many different ways which I really enjoyed. I think it is better for my game. It is a fantastic tournament, we players love playing in it. India is a great place to play cricket, it is the best T20 competition around,” Sam Curran said about his time with Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
Things I’ve Learned That I Take Into The England Setup: Sam Curran
Sam Curran is ready to prove once again that one can benefit the other during the five-match India T20 series. He said that he has learned things in IPL that he has used in England setup and vice versa.
“The IPL is a very competitive tournament. There are things I’ve learned that I take into the England setup and there are things that I learn in the England setup that I take into the IPL. They both compliment each other and it is a really exciting time,” Sam Curran said.
Sam Curran was awarded a red-ball deal as part of the fresh batch of central contracts awarded for 2020-21, but so far, the rotation policy has seen him focusing on the white-ball matches.