Tom Curran (cricketer)

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Tom Curran
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Curran in 2017
Personal information
Full nameThomas Kevin Curran
Born (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 (age 24)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsKP Curran (grandfather)
KM Curran (father)
SM Curran (brother)
BJ Curran (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 682)26 December 2017 v Australia
Last Test4 January 2018 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 248)29 September 2017 v West Indies
Last ODI19 May 2019 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.59
T20I debut (cap 79)23 June 2017 v South Africa
Last T20I5 May 2019 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no.59
Domestic team information
2013–presentSurrey (squad no. 59)
2018Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 59)
2018/19Sydney Sixers (squad no. 59)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 17 59 75
Runs scored 66 178 1,241 614
Batting average 33.00 44.50 17.72 19.80
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/5 0/0
Top score 39 47* 60 47*
Balls bowled 396 762 10,341 3,363
Wickets 2 27 195 119
Bowling average 100.00 29.81 28.78 26.45
5 wickets in innings 0 1 7 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 1/65 5/35 7/20 5/16
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/— 20/– 25/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 15 June 2019

Thomas Kevin Curran (born 12 March 1995) is a South African-born English cricketer who represents England in Test matches and One Day Internationals. He plays for Surrey County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket. In the 2018/19 season he played for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats right-handed.

He won the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year award for his performances in 2015.[1] Curran was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup; however he did not play in any matches during the tournament.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

He is the son of former Zimbabwe international cricketer Kevin Curran, and the brother of both Northamptonshire batsman Ben Curran and England and Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran.

Born in Cape Town, Curran attended Springvale House, a preparatory school in Zimbabwe before moving on to the prestigious St George's College in Harare (Zimbabwe). His excellence in cricket allowed him to move onto Hilton College and finally Wellington College in England.

Domestic and T20 cricket[edit]

He represented KwaZulu-Natal Inland at under-15, under-17 and under-19 level.[3] Noticed playing schools cricket by former Surrey captain Ian Greig, he was invited to play for the Surrey second XI in 2012, and transferred to Wellington College in September of that year.[4] He made his senior debut for Surrey in a List A match against Essex in August 2013, and his First Class debut against Cambridge University in April 2014. In August 2017, he was named in Cape Town Knight Riders' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[5] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[6]

He was announced as the replacement for Mitchell Starc by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2018 Indian Premier League,[7] where he played 5 matches and took 6 wickets.

On 25 July 2019, in the 2019 t20 Blast match against Glamorgan, Curran took a hat-trick,[8] finishing with figures of three wickets for three runs from the two overs he bowled.[9]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Tshwane Spartans team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[10]

International cricket[edit]

Curran was selected for the England Performance Programme squad in September 2015; he completed his residential qualification for England in October 2015.[11] Curran received his first call-up to a full England squad in February 2017 for the One Day International (ODI) tour of the West Indies, as cover for Jake Ball.[12]

In June 2017, he was named in England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against South Africa.[13] He made his T20I debut for England against South Africa on 23 June 2017 at Taunton, taking 3 wickets for 33 runs, including a wicket in his first over.[14]

In September 2017, he was named in England's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against the West Indies.[15] He made his ODI debut for England against the West Indies on 29 September 2017.[16]

In November 2017, he was added to England's Test squad as a replacement for Steven Finn for the Ashes series in Australia.[17] Prior to the fourth Test starting at the MCG on Boxing Day, Curran was named as a replacement for the injured Craig Overton, giving him his Test debut.[18][19]

On Test debut, he thought he had dismissed David Warner caught at mid-on for 99. However, TV replays showed that Curran had over-stepped and a no-ball was called. Warner returned to complete his century and Curran finished the day wicketless. He became the third England bowler in four years, after Ben Stokes and Mark Wood, to miss out on a maiden Test wicket because of a no-ball.[20] His first wicket in Tests was Steve Smith.[21]

In April 2019, he was named in England's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[22][23] He was one of two players, along with Liam Dawson, who was unused as England won the tournament.[24]


  1. ^ Playfair Cricket Annual, 2016 edition, p. 226.
  2. ^ "England Cricket World Cup player ratings: How every star fared on the road to glory". Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
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  5. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ "KKR sign Tom Curran for injured Starc". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  8. ^ "T20 Blast: Lancashire beat Yorkshire & Surrey's Tom Curran takes hat-trick". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Tom Curran hat-trick sends Glamorgan tumbling to 44 all out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  10. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
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  12. ^ "Tom Curran called up to England ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  14. ^ "South Africa tour of England, 2nd T20I: England v South Africa at Taunton, Jun 23, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  15. ^ "England name squad for West Indies T20 and ODIs". England and Wales Cricket Board.
  16. ^ "5th ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of England at Southampton, Sep 29 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Curran to replace Finn in Australia". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Tom Curran to debut for England cricket team in Melbourne Ashes Test". Hindustan Times. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  19. ^ "4th Test, England tour of Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 26-30 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Curran reveals truth of no-ball agony". ESPN Cricinfo. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  21. ^ "England debutant Tom Curran admits no-ball dismissal will 'haunt' him". Fox Sports. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Jofra Archer misses World Cup cut but included to play Ireland, Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  23. ^ "England leave out Jofra Archer from World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  24. ^ "England Cricket World Cup player ratings: How every star fared on the road to glory". Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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