Tom Curran Likely to Replace Mitchell Starc in Kolkata Knight Riders
Young fast bowler from England Tom Curran is likely to replace injured Mitchell Starc in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad. Meanwhile, Starc suffered a tibial bone stress, which ruled him out of this IPL.
The 22-year-old pacer, who recently made his debut for England is likely to join the Kolkata based side. However, the franchise has not made any official announcement.
However, Curran started following the official Twitter handle of IPL T20 and Kolkata Knight Riders in the wake of Starc’s injury. As a result, it is likely that the speedster from England can join Kolkata for this edition.
Sir, Tom Curran is coming to KKR pic.twitter.com/FyjXT6OuqB
— BOBBEY (@iamsrktheking) March 31, 2018
Meanwhile, Curran has already represented England in all the three formats. In the 16 matches he has played so far across all the formats, he has bagged 21 wickets.
In this short span, Curran has earned himself a name as a death bowler. He has a lot of variations in his armory and can bowl yorkers and slowers with ease.
Also, he is very handy with the bat in the lower middle-order. Curran has the ability to smack the ball and chip in with crucial runs.
The right-arm pacer is a young energetic bowler who can hurry the batsmen with extra pace. He also bowls a decent line and length, which can be fruitful of Kolkata.
However, Curran has a healthy domestic experience playing for Surrey in England’s domestic leagues.
Meanwhile, Kolkata has built a young team with Dinesh Karthik leading the side after they decided not to retain Gautam Gambhir. They have few young U19 cricketers in their ranks who will be eager to make a mark on a huge stage like this.
Kolkata will start their campaign on April 8 when they face Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens.
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