English pacer Tom Curran wants to increase his speed

He also knows that there are a few aspects that he needs to improve on before he sees himself as a regular for the Three Lions.

Tom Curran
CARDIFF, WALES – JUNE 25: Tom Curran of England during the 3rd NatWest T20 International between England and South Africa at the SWALEC Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

England has always produced quicks who could constantly bowl at around 145kmph, with only a few rare exceptions such as Tom Curran. The newcomer believes he has the power to up his speed compared to the speed guns after the second T20 International against South Africa.

The right-arm quick took only two deliveries to dismiss the Proteas opener, Reeza Hendricks. Later in the innings, Curran also captured the wicket of the South African all-rounder Chris Morris before picking up the wicket of Andile Phehlukwayo for a golden duck.

Backing from the skipper

English skipper Eoin Morgan suggested the right-armer’s future is bright and added that he would reap the rewards with some consistent displays.

“Coming out of school I’ve had my first couple of summers with Surrey,” Curran said. “I’ve bowled a lot of overs and that limited how my pace was. But I worked hard in the gym this winter and gathered a yard. So that’s positive,” added the right arm’s quick.

Curran is the son of late Zimbabwean all-rounder Kevin Curran. He was born in South Africa and played representative school cricket. It was there that he was ‘spotted’ by former Surrey captain Ian Greig.

Curran’s first-class debut

The 17-year-old Curran went on to represent the second XI cricket for Surrey, before making his first-class debut the very next year, in 2013.

“You get stronger, you get to know your action a bit more and you’re just developing. I’m still only 22 and hopefully as I get older I can put on a couple more yards,” he added when asked about his development.

The right-arm quick was also selected as a cover for Jake Ball when the Three Lions toured the Carribean Islands before narrowly missing out on an opportunity.

He added: “I was backing my skills and I knew when I got my chance I would be ready.But I don’t think anything can prepare you for when you actually get out there — the nerves, the adrenaline.”

He also knows that there are a few aspects that he needs to improve on before he sees himself as a regular for the Three Lions.