Sam Curran says he could prioritize IPL over playing for England

England all-rounder Sam Curran on Monday made it clear he could skip the home test series against New Zealand from June 2, provided the Chennai Super Kings play in the IPL final on May 30.

With the debate going on in England over which English players choose IPL over tryouts, Curran’s statement was like a reality check for the establishment of English cricket.

“Obviously you have to see how the IPL tournament plays out, if you missed qualifying I guess you are most likely to be available for these tests,” Curran told UK media.

“But if you’re in the final maybe it will be a little different. It’s still quite a long way away. Nobody really knows how it’s going to go, so yeah, fingers crossed. I’ll see how the IPL goes.” , one by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s main weapons gave an indication of his priorities.

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The 22-year-old Chennai Super Kings all-rounder is back in India for the bilateral series white ball game against India and then will join Dhoni’s side for the marquee league.

“It’s great as a player to play in this tournament, especially with the T20 World Cup in India, it will be a great preparation, great for us to continue to develop in these conditions,” said Curran.

The three-time IPL champion had his worst season finishing seventh and the team led by Dhoni missed the playoffs for the first time.

But Curran made a lasting impression on them, ending the season with a total of 13 wickets in 14 games. He also impressed with the bat, amassing 186 points including a score of over fifty.

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“That’s what I’m proud of … I feel like I can adapt to different situations, so wherever I bat or bowling and things like that, I’ll try to go out there and show my skills in different areas of the game It will be a great opportunity for me to try to consolidate my place in the XI for the T20 World Cup. “He further explained how IPL has honed his skills and developed it in as a player.

“Probably over the last few months I really felt like I came back a much better IPL player last year in Dubai. I have had different roles and been challenged in different ways. , which I really appreciated. “

“It has benefited my game. It’s a fantastic tournament that the players love to play and it’s a big crowd. India is an amazing place to play cricket and it’s the best competition in T20 ever. “

Curran is convinced that he can bring his knowledge of IP1 to the English configuration.

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“The IPL is a very competitive tournament so there are definitely some things I learned in the IPL that I will hopefully fit into the England setup but then again I have learned things about the England setup that I can bring to the IPL. So yes, they both complement each other, ”he added.

The all-rounder is now preparing for three months in India starting in the T20I series against India here from Friday.

“It’s a World Cup year so we’re going to put a lot of emphasis on our success, especially in India now that the World Cup is also going on in October, so it’s really exciting for us as a players. “

Asked if England would be marked by their heavy loss in the test series, he said: “There are a lot of players who haven’t played in this test series so that is obviously going to be beneficial in some way. “

“Most of the players are moving forward pretty quickly and focusing on what lies ahead and trying to improve, so next Friday the team that comes out will be ready and excited to play against a very good Indian team,” he said. he declares.

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