Sam Curran is an underestimated bowler, he is a thinking man’s cricketer: Farokh Engineer
Sam Curran has taken ten wickets in the four Super 12 games.
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Former Indian cricketer Farokh Engineer has said that Sam Curran has been underestimated by teams and heaped praises on the way he has bowled so far in the T20 World Cup 2022. The left-arm-seamer has enjoyed a great success in the death overs and has taken the responsibility of bowling the tough overs for his side. He has been the go-to bowler for skipper Jos Buttler with his knack of getting wickets in right intervals.
Curran started the campaign with a five-wicket haul against Afghanistan and picked up ten wickets in the four games in Super 12. Engineer explained the way Curran has been thinking one step ahead of the batter. Curran reads the batsmen’s minds and places the field according to it: Farokh Engineer
Farokh mentioned how the teams have been underestimating Curran and noted how he has been stacking up the wicket's column without conceding much. He went on to highlight the cleverness of Curran and how it has paid off to predict what the batters are trying to do against him.
“Everyone has been underrating Sam Curran and he has been getting four to five wickets for next to nothing. He has been bowling extremely well and is a very clever bowler. He bowls excellent line and length; he is a thinking bowler as he reads the batters' minds like what the batsmen is going to do, where he is trying to slog him and he places the field according to it,” Farokh Engineer said on 'BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti' on CricTracker
“Invariably, he gets wickets by bowling wide enough but not quite wide. He is a thinking man’s cricketer and a very underestimated bowler,” he added.
Meanwhile, Curran went for 42 in his four overs in the semi-final against India due to an assault at the back-end from Hardik Pandya.