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Sam Curran is one of England’s finest and most accomplished young cricketers. He is known for his all-rounder skills on the field and is extraordinarily talented. He was listed in the ICC’s most promising list of young cricketers after his commendable performance in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab. Currently, he is a member of the Chennai Super Kings. 

 

                                                    

Full nameSamuel Matthew Curran
Nickname Sam
BornJune 3, 1998

(age 22)

Place of originNorthampton, Northamptonshire, England. 
Nationality English
Occupation Cricketer 
StatsAll-rounder 
Relatives Kevin Curran, former cricketer (father)

Tom Curran (brother)

Ben Curran (brother)

Teams associated withChennai Super Kings

Kings XI Punjab

Surrey County Cricket Club

Auckland Aces

Zimbabwe U-13

England U-19

England Cricket Team

State teamSurrey
Batting Left-handed 
Bowling Left-arm, medium-fast bowler

 

Early life

Sam Curran was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. His entire family has a shared passion for cricket. His father, Kevin Curran, was an International Zimbabwe Cricketer. Both his elder brothers, Tom Curran and Ben Curran are renowned cricketers as well. His family’s history with cricket made him appreciate the sport from a very young age and he developed a passion for cricket. 

 

His family shifted to a farm in Rusape where he spent his entire childhood. They later transferred during the land reform period. Sam completed his primary education at Springvale House and his secondary education at Marondera. He later went on to study at St. George’s College and Wellington College in Berkshire to complete his higher studies. 

Career

Sam Curran began his career as a member of the Surrey County Cricket Club and got selected for the Under-15, Under-17, and Second 11 levels. He also got into Weybridge for the SCPD match. Sam made his international debut for the Under-13s match for Zimbabwe in the 2011 CSA match.  Curran made his Twenty20 debut against team Kent in the NatWest T20 Blast Tournament on 19th June 2015. He made his First-Class debut against Kent in a County Championship on July 13, 2015. He is Surrey’s second youngest cricketer to play in a First-Class cricket match, debuting at age 17. His talent and hard work paid off and he reportedly became the younger player to take 5 wickets in any County Championship. He went on to make his List A debut against Northamptonshire in the Royal London One Day Cup on July 27, 2015. 

 

The Auckland Aces bought Sam in for the 2017-18 Super Smash where his performance left people awestruck. His talent was spotted by Kings XI Punjab who signed him up in the players’ auction for the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League. He was signed up for 7.2 Cr INR, and his performance in the IPLs made KXIP win many matches. During one match in April 2019. Sam Curran became the youngest bowler to score a Hat-trick in an IPL match against Delhi Capitals. In the 2020 players’ auction for IPL, Delhi Capitals lost Sam to Chennai Super Kings after a heated auction, for 5.5Cr INR. He went on to play for CSK in the 2020 IPL season and was retained for the 2021 IPL season as well.  

Curren represented England at the 2016 U-19s ICC Cricket World Cup. He also participated in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series against Australia. He was a part of the One Day International for England against Australia on June 24, 2018. He played for England for the Test Series against India in 2018 and his performance won him the young cricketer of the year award. 

Physical Appearance

Sam has a very toned and slim body figure. His regular workouts and disciplined lifestyle help him stay in shape for the game. Sam is a tall guy, with a height of 5 ft 9 inches. He weighs 65 kgs and exercises regularly to maintain his weight. His show size is 9 as per the UK measurement. He has green eyes, while his hair is medium blonde in color. His chest measurement is 38 inches, his waist is 32 inches and his biceps are 13 inches each. 

 

Personal life and interests

Sam Curran practices Christianity as his religion. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Sam finds playing and watching golf extremely enjoyable. He also enjoys playing cricket and football in his free time. His favorite footballers include Ravel Morrison, Marcos, and Dida. His favorite cricketer is Kevin Pietersen. Sam is deeply passionate about cars and has recently bought an Audi to fulfill his passion. His favorite shows on TV include Game of Thrones and Prison Break. Sam prefers blue and black over any other colors. Ever since his first tour to India, Sam developed a great liking for Indian Cuisine and is a big fan of Kebabs, Chicken Butter Masala, and Indian sweets. Although Sam is currently unmarried, he is in a serious and long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Isabella Symond Willmotts. Sam likes to spend time with his family and tries to devote as much time to his girlfriend and family as possible. 

 

Income

Sam Curren is always high in demand for the IPL seasons. In 2019, Kings XI Punjab bagged him up for 7.2 cr INR. In 2020, the Players’ Auction saw a tough fight between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings to sign up Sam Curren to their team. The bid began at the base price of 1 Cr. INR and went up to 5.5 Cr INR, with CSK winning him over. He went on to become the highest-paid cricketer in the 2020 IPL auctions. 

 His total IPL salary was 182,000,000 INR, and his estimated net worth is $2 Million. He also receives his salary from his national team England, and from several brand deals and contracts based in England. He was also a part of the commercialising team of CSK and appeared in several ads to promote his team. He was also paid handsomely for his contract with Dream 11. 

 

Social media handles

Sam Curren is very active on all his social media profiles despite his busy life. He likes to keep his followers updated about his life and also often tweets about his thoughts and opinions. His Twitter handle is @CurranSM and his Facebook handle is @Sam Curran. He is also available on Instagram by the username @Samcuraran58, where he often posts about his girlfriend, family, and friends. He also posts a lot about his on-tour life, his on-field moments, and his work life. 

 

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