About SM Curran
We are talking about a young left-handed English cricketer who at present plays for the England team and at domestic level is with Surrey. He is considered to be an all-rounder in game with perfection as a left-arm medium-fast bowler. He is a record holder with being the youngest bowler at age 20 to take a hat-trick in an Indian Premier League match and getting the reward of being among five Cricketers of the Year according to 2019 edition of Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack.
SM Curran was born on 3rd June, 1998 in Northamptonshire, England as Samuel Matthew Curran to Kevin Curran. The family shares a sport background with his grandfather being a Rhodesian cricketer and father being the former Zimbabwe international cricketer. He is the youngest son in family with two more brothers; Tom and Ben Curran. They also play cricket at domestic and national level. For studies he went to Springvale House, Marondera, St. George’s College, Harare and Wellington College, Berkshire. The family used to stay in Rusape until the property got seized under land
reform policy in 2004.
Curran started his cricket career with Surrey on domestic level. He played for the club in Under-15, Under-17 and Second XI further representing Weybridge in the Surrey Championship Premier Division. In 2015, he decided going for the senior debut against Kent in a Twenty20 match in NatWest t20 Blast followed by his first-class debut against Kent in a County Championship. At the age of 17 he took a shot on five wickets in the first innings, eight in all in the match thus turning out to be the youngest-ever player to achieve a five-wicket haul in the championship and the second youngest Surrey debutant going for it. He also marked his presence in the England Lions at the end of 2016 season. This was also the year when he represented England Under-19s at the 2016 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup helping the team to finish at sixth position with his contributed score of 201 runs. In 2018, he made his senior debut for England against Pakistan for test match whereas ODI debut was made against Australia. His 2018 season was remarkable as he got named as the Young Cricketer of the Year by Cricket Writers’ Club for his performance during test match against India where he contributed 272 runs and 11 wickets in England’s 4-1 series victory. During the end of 2018 season he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab to play for 2019 IPL (Indian Premier League) and he proved himself in the league by taking a hat-trick in his second match against Delhi Capitals thus becoming the trust worthy player to be watched by ICC (International Cricket Council) among the eight other new players playing in the league.
He is still single and unmarried.
He signed up a contract with Kings XI Punjab worth £800,000.