Sam Curran picked up 5 wickets within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka.© Twitter
Stand-in England head coach Graham Thorpe feels enjoying within the Indian Premier League (IPL) has “enormously” helped Sam Curran to evolve his sport. Sam Curran, who performs for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the IPL, picked 5 wickets within the second ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka on Thursday to assist England register a series-clinching win. Thorpe mentioned Sam has been benefitted from enjoying in “high-pressured conditions” within the IPL. The England all-rounder is a key cog within the CSK squad each with the bat and ball.
“I believe it is (IPL) helped him enormously. Every setting Sam has gone into, he is proven that capability to compete and a capability to discover a manner of placing performances in,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Thorpe as saying.
“From that perspective, enjoying within the IPL has put him in high-pressured conditions and pushed him. His hitting capability with the bat was at all times there.
“I believe that is progressed to a very good degree. He’s bowling at essential occasions within the IPL, so he is put beneath strain and challenged. At 23, he is getting some actually good experiences,” he added.
Thorpe mentioned delivering with consistency can be a “problem” for Sam because the all-rounder was a multi-format cricketer.
“As you understand, with somebody like Ben Stokes, the quantity of labor and health ranges which are required for that’s enormous. So the problem for Sam to be a multi-format cricketer is delivering that consistency as nicely for England time and time once more , mentioned Thorpe.
England and Sri Lanka will face up within the lifeless rubber and the ultimate ODI on Sunday.
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