Tom Curran Biography – England’s super all-rounder who made his international debut in all 3 formats at just 22!
Family Background of Tom Curran:
Tom Curran was born on March 12, 1995, in Capetown. His late father, Kevin Curran, was an international cricket player and the coach of the Zimbabwean cricket team from 2005 to 2007. His mother’s name is Sarah Curran. Even his grandfather was also a cricketer who had played first-class cricket for Zimbabwe.
Tom has 2 brothers named Sam Curran and Ben Curran, and the latter is the oldest among them.
Sam, the youngest, is currently playing international cricket for England, while Ben Curran is a regular player of the Northamptonshire cricket team.
Both Tom and Sam Curran are all-rounders like their father.
The Brothers – Tom and Sam Curran:
In 2015, Sam and Tom Curran took 10 wickets together in the 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 represented England in the same match in 1999.
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. Consequently, his family moved to Geoff Marsh’s home while Tom boarded to Hilton College in Durban.
In 2012, while Tom Curran was playing for his school team in a tournament in South Africa, Ian Greig, a former English cricketer, recognized his talent. Soon by that day, he was offered a scholarship at Wellington College.
Unfortunately, Kevin, who taught the basics of cricket to his sons, died due to a heart attack in 2012. Later, Alec Stewart, former English Cricketer and family friend of Currans, asked them to move to Surrey.
So the family shifted to Surrey. And under the guidance of Allan Lamb (former English Cricketer), Sam and Tom started playing age-group cricket.
He did his schooling at Springvale House Preparatory School, Marondera. Then he joined Harare’s St. George’s College. Later, he boarded to Hilton College and finally into Berkshire’s Wellington College.
Biography of Tom Curran:
|Tom Curran's Profile|
|Full Name||Thomas Kevin Curran|
|Date of Birth||March 12, 1995|
|Age||24 years (in 2021)|
|Zodiac/Sun Sign||Not Known|
|Birth Place||Capetown, South Africa|
|Education||Springvale House Preparatory School, Marondera|
St. George's College, Harare
Wellington College, Berkshire
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||78 kg (171 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Hazel Grey|
|Family & Relationships|
|Siblings||Ben Curran & Sam Curran.|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Major Teams||England, England Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Surrey Under-15s, Surrey Under-17s, Zimbabwe Under-13s|
|Australia vs England at Melbourne (December 26-30, 2017)|
|England vs West Indies at Southampton (September 29, 2017)|
|International (T20) Debut||England vs South Africa at Taunton (June 23, 2017)|
|First-Class Debut||Cambridge MCCU vs Surrey at Cambridge (April 1-3, 2014)|
|List-A Debut||Surrey vs Essex at The Oval (August 2, 2013)|
|T-20 Debut||Sussex vs Surrey at Hove (May 16, 2014)|
Cricket Career of Tom Curran:
Tom Curran represented South African first-class cricket team KwaZulu-Natal Inland at Under-15, U-17, and U-19 levels. Later, at 17, he played for Surrey XI’s second team and took 5 wickets in his second game against Kent. After his father’s death, he began at Wellington school in 2012.
At the age of 18, he started his List-A career against Essex at the Oval. He got run out at the score of one by Ravi Bopara, who also scored a century in the match. Later, he was hit for 42 runs in the 6 overs he bowled.
On April 01, 2014, he made his First-Class debut against Cambridge MCCU at Cambridge. He got out for 0 in the first innings and didn’t get the chance to bat in the second innings. But he did well in the bowling department as he dismissed 3 players in the match.
He made his T20 debut on May 16, 2014, opposite Sussex.
At 22, on June 23rd, 2017, he made his international debut by playing the T20I match against South Africa at Taunton. He took 3 wickets in the game at an economy of 8.25.
On September 29, 2017, he played his first One Day International match against West Indies at Southampton, in which he took the wicket of Chris Gayle. He didn’t get the chance to bat in the match.
Later, at the end of December of the same year, Tom made his Test debut against Australia in Australia. He bowled out Steve Smith, then captain of Australia, in the first innings, his only wicket of the match. He also scored 4 runs with the bat.
BBL & IPL career:
He played 3 matches for Sydney Sixers in the inaugural season of the Big Bash League. He took 5 wickets at an economy rate of 9.50. Curran also played in the 2018 edition of the BBL for the same team. He took 20 wickets in 14 innings and scored 185 at a strike rate of 144.53.
In 2019, he also played for Tshwane Spartans in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League.
He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2018. Tom made his IPL debut on April 11, 2018, against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He took 2 wickets and remained not out for 2 runs in the match.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) signed Tom Curran at 1 crore for IPL 2020. He scored his maiden IPL fifty against KKR on September 30, 2020. Later, Delhi Capitals bought him at the auction for IPL 2021.
Facts about Tom Curran:
- He won the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year award in 2015.
- Tom Curran is dating Tatiana Sharpe, a socialist and the author of the book The Lonely Tiger.
- His idol is Brett Lee.
- He was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup; however, he did not get the chance to play in the tournament.
- He likes playing Golf.
- On July 25, 2019, Curran took a hat-trick against Glamorgan in theT20 Blast match.
Frequently asked questions of Google:
Q1: Are Tom and Sam Curran brothers?
Q2: What is the height of Tom Curran?
Ans: 6 ft (1.83m or 183 cm)
Q3: What is the age of Tom?
Ans: 25 years (in 2021)
Q4: Who is the girlfriend of Tom Curran?
Ans: Tatiana Sharpe
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