Tom Curran calls Virat Kohli ‘unbelievable player’; wants to get him out some time

When asked how he hopes to get Kohli out, Tom came up with a humor-filled reply: “Hopefully not with a no-ball!”

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Tom Curran, brother of Sam Curran who made a deep impact on the England-India Test series last year, feels India captain Virat Kohli is an “unbelievable player” and hopes to get his prized wicket sometime. The 23-year-old bowling all-rounder is currently in Australia playing the Big Bash League for the Sydney Sixers and expressed his desire soon after the schedule of the World T20 to be held next year was announced.

The 2020 T20 World Cup has India and England clubbed in the same group along with South Africa, Afghanistan and two yet-to-be decided teams. India will take on England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 1 while the final will be played on November 15. Both India and England have won the World T20 once each while on two occasions, both have ended up as the runners. When asked how he hopes to get Kohli out, Tom came up with a humor-filled reply: “Hopefully not with a no-ball!”

Tom, who has played two Tests, 11 ODIs and seven T20Is since his debut in 2017, also represented Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Though in his early years in international cricket, Tom, son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran, has played 77 T20 games scoring 581 runs and taking 87 wickets. He has a handy strike-rate of 131-plus in T20s and scored two fifties so far in the format.

Tom eager to play the ICC tournament in Australia

Tom is eager to be a part of the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia, a venue which he thinks fits perfectly for the shortest format of the game. “All the games are so exciting. The crowd will be phenomenal and to be a part of it will be amazing. Playing T20s in Australia is unbelievable. We saw the excitement during the 50-over World Cup (in 2015) created here,” the cricketer said at the launch of the fixtures of the 2020 edition in Sydney.

He also said Australia have some of the most unbelievable stadiums in the world and it has been an amazing experience for him to experience it in the Big Bash League.

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