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IPL 2019: RCB eyeing Sam Curran's signature as young Englishman continues to impress

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 08 Sep 2018, 12:31:41 PM
IPL 2019: RCB eyeing Sam Curran's signature

New Delhi:

English all-rounder Sam Curran, who has impressed with both the bat and ball in the ongoing series against Virat Kohli-led India, is being hunted by several Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, especially Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the 2019 edition of IPL, as per reports. RCB, who signed Tymal Mills (another English pacer) in 2017, is eyeing the Surrey all-rounder and are extremely interested in his services, as per a leading British daily.

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Curran has enjoyed a fruitful series against India having picked up a total of eight wickets and is just behind Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler for the highest run-getter. Curran has scored 251 runs in five innings and was a game changer in two Test matches that England won.

Interestingly, the skipper of India Virat Kohli is also the captain of RCB, who are interested in the services of Sam Curran.

The 20-year old’s elder brother Tom Curran had made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2018 and picked up six wickets in five games.

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The 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is slated to start from March 29 to May 19, just before the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup.

RCB have recently made changes to their backend team as they acquired the services of World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten and added former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra to the coaching team. Kirsten will replace Daniel Vettori as the head coach of RCB.

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First Published : 08 Sep 2018, 12:30:56 PM

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