‘CSK have been in touch’ – Sam Curran keeping his fingers crossed to come and play IPL 2020 whenever it starts
Interestingly, Sam Curran's brother Tom Curran has also received an IPL contract this season. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 1 crore
Updated - Apr 4, 2020 10:36 am
Sam Curran is one of the most valued all-rounders in England currently. The 21-year-old player has taken giant steps in international cricket in the past few days and has done extremely well for his side. The all-rounder has been a revelation of sort for the English team.
For the IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings secured the services of the all-rounder. However, the 21-day lockdown in India has raised some questions over the happening of the tournament. Sam Curran, who was bought by the franchise for INR 5.5 crore, has confirmed that he will take part in the league whenever it happens.
Sam Curran revealed that Chennai Super Kings has been in touch with all the players around the globe. He also said that the players are trying to keep themselves fit by training regularly.
Sam Curran confirms his availability for IPL 2020
“We’re just trying to keep fit and keep training like we usually do. April 15 is the proposed date, but I think India has also gone into lockdown. But each day it changes. CSK have been in touch about trying to do what we can. All the CSK boys around the world, every country is in lockdown, so every cricketer is in the same boat”, the young all-rounder said as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
Curran also said there could a decision coming anytime and it would be silly for a player not to keep himself fit. “It would be silly not to keep fit because it might come to a two-week turnaround and we’re all on the park. Fingers crossed it’s soon,” added Curran.
Curran was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the previous season. The young all-rounder from Surrey has received a hefty payment of INR 7.2 Crore for the 2019 season. He had a successful season as well. In nine matches, Sam Curran scored 95 runs at a strike rate of 172 while picking up 10 wickets.
Interestingly, Sam Curran’s brother Tom Curran has also received an IPL contract this season. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals for INR 1 crore. Tom was in isolation recently after he had partied with some friends. Fortunately, he didn’t get the virus and is likely to be back in India whenever the IPL starts.