Ahead of the two-match Test series against New Zealand, England’s Sam Curran has said that he wants to stop being the one that is vulnerable, in an order to cement his place in England’s Test team.
“I think if I do get the chance it is about nailing down my spot in the side and stop being the one that is vulnerable,” Sam Curran told the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“My responsibility is to take the opportunity by getting runs and taking wickets and contributing to the team.”
Sam Curran is eager to cement his place in England’s Test line-up.https://t.co/bWrad5sH21
— ICC (@ICC) November 19, 2019
The 21-year-old also praised Jofra Archer and said that it would be ‘exciting’ to play alongside him.
Curran has also revealed that he looks up to Ben Stokes, ‘as an all-rounder’.
“As an all-rounder, I look up to someone like Stokesy (Ben Stokes) and the way he contributes with the bat up the order and he takes wickets when he bowls and that is what I aspire to do. As long as I am helping to win games for the team then I am happy,” he said.
The Southpaw further added that it was frustrating that he did not play a single match in Ashes.
Curran, however, said that being in the Ashes squad was a massive confidence booster.
The 21-year-old, so far, has played 11 Tests and he has managed to score 541 runs and scalp 21 wickets.
Sam, alongside elder brother Tom, was named in the ongoing New Zealand tour.
Sam and Tom Curran, meanwhile, became the first brothers to open the bowling for England, during the recently concluded T20I series.
England won 3-2 despite trailing 2-1 earlier in the series.
The first Test will be played between November 21-25.