Sam Curran Biography – The youngest English Cricketer in a century to be named as one of Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year (2019).
Sam Curran was born on June 3, 1998, in Northampton. Earlier, his family had to leave their house because of the Land Reform Policy in Zimbabwe. Later, Kevin became the coach of the Zimbabwe cricket team.
It was Kevin who taught the basics of cricket to his sons, but unfortunately, he died due to heart-attack in 2012. After his death, Alec Stewart, former English Cricketer and family friend of Currans asked them to move to Surrey.
So, before moving to England, Sam had already played for the Under-13 Zimbabwe cricket team. In a tournament in South Africa, he took 3 wickets and scored 65 runs in 5 matches.
So, his family shifted to Surrey, and under the guidance of Allan Lamb (former English Cricketer), Sam and Tom started playing age-group cricket.
The Brothers – Sam and Tom Curran:
In 2015, Sam and Tom Curran took 10 wickets together in an inning of County Cricket Championship against Northamptonshire at The Oval.
Both of them had represented England in the same match in October 2018. Ben and Adam Hellioake were the last brothers who represent England in the same match in 1999.
He completed his schooling from Marondera’s Springvale House Preparatory School. He did his higher-level education from St. George’s College, Harare, and Berkshire’s Wellington College.
Sam Curran Biography:
|Sam Curran's Profile|
|Full Name||Samuel Matthew Curran|
|Date of Birth||June 03, 1998|
|Age||22 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Northampton, England|
|Education||Springvale House Preparatory School, Marondera
St. George's College, Harare
Wellington College, Berkshire
|Height||5ft. 9' (175 cm)|
|Weight||65 kg (145 lbs)|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||Ben Curran, Tom Curran|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Major Teams||England, England Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Surrey Under-15s, Surrey Under-17s, Zimbabwe Under-13s|
|England vs Pakistan, Leeds (June, 2018)|
|England vs Australia, Manchester (June, 2018)|
|First-Class Debut||Surrey vs Kent, The Oval (July, 2015)|
|List-A Debut||Surrey vs Northamptonshire, The Oval (July, 2015)|
|T-20 Debut||Surrey vs Kent, The Oval (June, 2015)|
His father Kevin Curran was an international cricket player and the coach of the Zimbabwean cricket team. His mother’s name is Sarah Curran. Even his grandfather was also a cricketer, who had played first-class cricket for Zimbabwe.
Sam has 2 brothers named Tom Curran and Ben Curran, and Sam is the youngest among them.
Tom Curran, the oldest, is currently playing international cricket for England, while Ben Curran is a regular batsman of the Northamptonshire cricket team.
Both Tom and Sam Curran are all-rounders like their father.
Cricket Career of Sam Curran:
Sam played Under-15 and Under-17 level cricket for Surrey and had represented Weybridge in Surrey Championship Divison.
In the year 2015, he played his debut Natwest T20 Blast match at the age of 17.
In 2015, He made his First-Class debut against Kent in County Cricket Championship. He took 5 wickets in a match and became the youngest player ever to do so in the history of the tournament.
He made his T20 debut for Surrey on June 19, 2015, against Kent in the Natwest T20 Blast series.
On July 13, 2015, he made his first-class debut against the same team in the County Championship Division 2. He took 5 wickets in the first innings and 3 wickets in the second innings, and also played some handy shots with the bat.
Later, on June 27, he started his List-A career against Northamptonshire in which he took 4 wickets at an economy of 4.57.
On June 01, 2018, Curran started his international career from the Test match against Pakistan. He took 2 wickets and scored 20 runs in the match.
Later, on June 24 of the same month, he played his first One-Day International match against Australia. He took 2 wickets in his 6 overs quota and scored 15 runs with the bat.
On November 01, 2019, he made his T20 International debut against New Zealand in which he took the wicket of Martin Guptil.
IPL Career of Sam:
Sam Curran was bought by KXIP at IPL 2019 auction at a whopping price of ₹ 7.20 Crore.
He got the highest bid at IPL 2019 auction among the overseas player, while Varun Chakravarthy (KXIP) became the highest bid-getter in the category of uncapped-Indian player.
Sam took the first hat-trick of IPL 2019 against Delhi Daredevils and Shreyas Gopal took the second hat-trick of the season.
Curran was bought by CSK for 5.5 crores at IPL auction for the 2020 season.
Facts about Sam Curran:
- He became the youngest English Cricketer in a century to be named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year (2019).
- His father’s cousin, Patrick Curran was also a cricketer.
- Sam is the youngest player to take a hat-trick in the IPL.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Where is Sam Curran born?
Ans: Northampton, England
Q2: Is Sam Curran related to Tom Curran?
Ans: Yes, Sam & Tom Curran are brothers.
Q3: What is the Nationality of Sam Curran?
Q4: How old is Sam Curran?
Ans: 22 Years (in 2020)
Q5: Who is the girlfriend of Sam Curran?
Ans: Isabella Symonds
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