Sam Curran who was set to fly out to India to begin his six-day quarantine period, won’t be flying this week. Keeping in mind ‘bio-bubble fatigue’ England decided to postpone is trip and as a result, Sam Curran will not be taking part in the third Test against India at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad which is expected to begin on February 24th.
According to reports from England, Sam Curran is expected to join the national team the following week which will see him being available for the fourth and final Test in India. The final Test will be beginning on the 4th of March in Ahmedabad as well and by then, the result of the World Test Championship will be made clear.
The 22-year-old was a constant feature in England’s home summer campaign last year and then played in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings. The IPL was followed by the tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Sam Curran is among several cricketers who’ve played non-stop cricket and deserves as much rest as he can get.
“Sam’s been given a few extra days to recharge his batteries after a lot of cricket and time in a behind-closed-doors environment,” an England spokesman was quoted as saying in Daily Mail.
Before the series against India began, Curran expressed confidence that he’s ready for the challenge. The youngster hasn’t played red-ball cricket on Indian soil before. In 21 Tests, he has notched 44 wickets and scored 741 runs at an average of 25.55.
“I haven’t played any red-ball cricket in India, so it’s going to be a very different challenge and something I’m excited about. I watch a lot of Test cricket in India on TV when they are playing, so I’m really looking forward to hopefully getting out there and getting in the nets and adapting to those conditions and taking on the challenge,” Curran was quoted as saying in Sportstar.