It is the year of the ICC World T20 and England pacer Tom Curran has already made himself a household name with a quality show against South Africa in the recently-concluded T20I series. Having shown great skills to win England the second game of the series by two runs, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) player is now looking to take on the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The bowling all-rounder said that while he is a fan of the way the duo of Kohli and Rohit bat, he will be focussing on his skills when he has the ball in his hand against two of the world’s most destructive batsmen in the shortest format of the game.
The IPL will see Curran share the dressing room with the likes of Steven Smith, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler among others. The youngster feels it will be a great experience with some of the best in the business.
Tom Curran Excited For This Year’s IPL
“I think they [Rohit, Kohli] are world-class players and it is about as a bowler looking to executing my plans and looking at my skills than theirs. It will be a great challenge and one that I looking forward to,” he said.
Coming back to the thriller in Durban when he dismissed Bjorn Fortuin off the last ball of the innings to win England the game, Curran said it was all about backing his skills in a game that is dominated by batsmen.
“That was really big. It is just one of those things and had that last ball gone for four, it would have been a completely different thing. It is just about trying to execute your skills and judge yourself on that rather than the other way round. We have seen T20 cricket is a batter”s game and you want to keep it simple and execute your skills,” he pointed.
Primarily a bowler, Curran can also come in lower down the order and score some quick-fire runs for the team. The English team comprises of great all-rounders who led the side to a 50-over world cup victory last year.
The Englishmen will look to double it when they step on the field for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.