Sam Curran Reveals England's Strategy In ICC World Cup 2023, Says 'We Will Attack...'

Updated - 04 Oct 2023, 12:43 PM

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Young all-rounder Sam Curran revealed England’s batting approach in the ICC World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to begin on October 5. Sam Curran emphasized that they would continue with their attacking intent to add pressure on opposition bowlers.

England have dominated white-ball cricket in recent years with their aggressive brand of cricket. The Three Lions are the only team to hold both limited-overs World Cups (T20 and ODI) simultaneously. They will enter the upcoming World Cup as defending champions.

Jos Buttler Wants Our Team To Attack With Flair – Sam Curran

Speaking to GQ, Sam Curran mentioned that England’s approach would involve taking more risks rather than playing to a safe score. Curran also highlighted the shift in England’s Test cricket approach under Ben Stokes’ leadership.

“Jos wants our team to attack with flair – he’d rather get bowled out for a lower score, showing positive intent, than meander our way to a safe score. He always wants to be breaking boundaries, pushing teams and putting them under a lot of pressure. Naturally, people want to see fours, sixes and wickets,” Curran told GQ magazine.

“You see the way England are playing Test cricket now with Ben Stokes coming in (as captain). They want players to attack, attack, attack. No team has really done that before and they’ve caught others off guard, so it’s about breaking the traditions in a way to keep the game moving forward,” he further added.

Cricket Is A Religion In India – Sam Curran

Sam Curran commended Indian cricket fans for their deep passion for the sport, emphasizing how players often encounter enthusiastic crowds when they leave their hotel.

“Cricket’s a religion [in India] so you’ve got to go with an open mind, take it all in and expect an amazing experience. For one of my good mates, Gus Atkinson, it’s his first time going to India, so he’s been asking questions about the conditions, the culture, the people, the fans.”

“People just love the game and when you leave the hotel, you get mobbed by loads of fans, which is amazing. It just shows how much people love and worship cricket in India,” Curran concluded.

The Jos Buttler-led team will compete in nine group-stage matches across eight different venues, including Dharamsala, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Kolkata. The players will face significant travel challenges throughout the tournament.

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