Sam Curran Bags Test Contract After Impressive Performances Against India

England’s Sam Curran celebrates after taking an Indian wicket. Picture: AFP






Sam Curran’s glorious summer time with each bat and ball has earned him a Take a look at central contract, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced on Friday. Curran made his debut in opposition to Pakistan this yr in June but it surely was his efficiency in opposition to India that introduced him within the limelight. He returned 11 wickets within the sequence and contributed 272 runs with the bat usually digging his aspect out of a gap as England walloped India by a 4-1 margin. The 20-year-old was awarded Man of the Sequence for his efforts. He has additionally been named in England’s squad for the tour of Sri Lanka which begins subsequent month.

In the meantime, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid have been awarded each Take a look at and white-ball contracts after spectacular showings throughout all codecs this yr. The duo joins the likes of Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, who’ve each contracts.

Sam’s older brother Tom Curran has been given an incremental contract – supplied to a participant who shouldn’t be within the Take a look at setup in the intervening time however is essentially anticipated to be part of the England white-ball aspect. The ECB covers the salaries of all Take a look at specialists and the gamers with each contracts, whereas those with solely a white-ball contract will obtain a complement on prime their County pay.

In all, the ECB have awarded 10 Take a look at and 13 white-ball contracts for a interval of 12 months ranging from October 1.

ECB central contracts for 2018-19:
Take a look at: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

ODI/T20I: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wooden (Durham)

Incremental: Tom Curran (Surrey)




First Printed: September 28, 2018, 8:46 PM IST



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