New Delhi. Sam Curran did not come due to injury in IPL 2022 Mega Auction. That’s why he was not bought by any team. However, last year Karan won the IPL title with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. But, now this English all-rounder is fully fit and is wreaking havoc on the field with both ball and bat. Sam is currently playing for Surrey in England’s Vitality Blast T20 League. He made a significant contribution with both the ball and the bat in Thursday’s 72-run win against Hampshire. In this match, along with hitting a stormy half-century, Karan took five wickets for 30 runs in T20 career best performance.
23-year-old Karan scored 69 runs in 38 balls. During this innings, this all-rounder hit five fours and as many sixes. That is, he completed his fifty runs in 10 balls with fours and sixes. Apart from Karan, Will Jacques scored 64 off 36 balls and Sunil Narine scored 52 runs in 23 balls for Surrey. A total of 16 sixes were hit in Surrey’s innings. Out of this, Karan and Jacques 5-5 and Naren’s bat got 4 sixes. Thanks to the innings of Karan, Narine and Jacques, Surrey scored 228 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets, which is the second highest score of this English team in T20.
Karan took 3 wickets in an over
On chasing this target, Karan alone was heavy with the ball on Hampshar’s team. He made Hampshire’s three batsmen Tom Prest, Ben McDermott and Aneurin Donald his prey in the same over. Hampshire’s team could not recover from the triple blow in the same over and were all out for 156 runs in 18.5 overs in the match. Apart from this, Karan completed his 5 wickets in the match by dismissing Nathan Ellis and James Fuller. This is the best performance of his T20 career.
Might get a chance in the series against India
Ever since Karan has returned to the field after recovering from injury, he has been performing brilliantly. He has so far taken 10 wickets with 111 runs in three matches of T20 Blast. He took 4 wickets in the last match against Gloucestershire. The England and Wales Cricket Board recently announced a 14-man squad for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against the Netherlands. Sam Karan has also been given a chance in this. Looking at the kind of performance he is doing now, he can also be selected in the team for the T20 series against India in July.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 03, 2022, 13:35 IST