Sam Curran had a record-breaking run in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022. He became the youngest-ever player to become the Player of the Tournament. The left-arm pacer picked up 13 wickets in 6 matches at a stupendous strike rate of 10.4 and a wonderful economy rate of 6.52.
Known for his ability to swing the new ball, Sam Curran transformed himself into a lethal death bowler as the 24-year-old scalped 9 wickets at the death. Sam Curran has shown variety in his bowling as he used the bowling angles well and bowled the yorkers and bouncers at will. Furthermore, the Englishman is also a capable batter who could be used as a floater in any batting unit.
With the upcoming mini-auctions for the Indian Premier League 2023, the all-rounder will be one of the most in-demand players as many franchises will look to sign him. While a few franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers don’t have enough funds, teams like Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans need a batting all-rounder rather than a bowling all-rounder.
Hence, in this post, we will take a look at the top 3 teams that can target Sam Curran in the auction for the IPL 2023.
3. Chennai Super Kings (Purse Remaining: INR 20.45 crore)
In a shocking move, Chennai Super Kings released old warhorse Dwayne Bravo ahead of the IPL 2023. While their playing XI looks settled, an overseas slot for a bowling all-rounder is vacant. Sam Curran fits the bill perfectly to fill that slot.
Sam Curran has played for Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni before and the four-time champions would like to sign players who have played for them. Hence, CSK will be tempted by the prospect of bringing the Englishman back to the team.
Furthermore, with a purse of INR 20.45 crore, Chennai Super Kings can afford a marquee signing in Sam Curran and they can look for backup options from the Indian domestic circuit.