Tom Curran is an English cricketer, represents England in Test matches, One Day Internationals, and Twenty20 Internationals. In English domestic cricket, he plays for Surrey County Cricket Club. Known as a right-arm fast-medium bowling all-rounder, Curran made his international debut for England in June 2017.
Age: 28 years
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 78 kg
Full name: Thomas Kevin Curran
Born: 12 March 1995
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Siblings: Sam Curran, Ben Curran
Profession: English cricketer
Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium
His parents are Kevin Curran and Sarah Curran. Kevin Curran, his father, is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer. He is also the brother of Ben Curran, a batsman for Northamptonshire CCC, and Sam Curran, an all-rounder for England and Surrey.
Tatiana Sharpe, renowned as the founder and CEO of Global Impact Network, is in a relationship with Tom Curran.
Curran spent his formative years in Zimbabwe and initially attended Springvale House, a preparatory school in the country. His educational journey progressed to the prestigious St George’s College in Harare. His prowess in cricket opened doors for him to transition to Hilton College before eventually moving to Wellington College in England.
Domestic and T20 Cricket Career of Tom Curran
Curran initially played for KwaZulu-Natal Inland at under-15, under-17, and under-19 levels. Spotted by former Surrey captain Ian Greig during school cricket, he joined Surrey’s second XI in 2012. Making his senior debut for Surrey in August 2013, he later debuted in First Class cricket in April 2014 against Cambridge University. He was part of Cape Town Knight Riders’ squad for the inaugural T20 Global League in August 2017, though the tournament was postponed and later canceled.
In 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders signed Curran as a replacement for Mitchell Starc in the Indian Premier League, where he played five matches and took six wickets. Notably, he achieved a hat-trick in a 2019 T20 Blast match against Glamorgan.
Curran joined the Tshwane Spartans for the 2019 Mzansi Super League and, in the 2020 IPL auction, was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals. He moved to the Delhi Capitals in the 2021 IPL auction and later joined the Oval Invincibles for The Hundred’s 2022 season.
In December 2023, while playing for the Sydney Sixers, Curran faced a four-match suspension in the Big Bash season for being found guilty of intimidating an umpire in a pre-match altercation.
International Cricket Career of Tom Curran
Eligible to represent South Africa, Zimbabwe, or England, Tom Curran joined the England Performance Programme squad in September 2015. He completed his residential qualification for England in October 2015. Curran earned his first call-up to the full English squad in February 2017 as cover for Jake Ball during the West Indies One Day International (ODI) tour.
In June 2017, he debuted for England in T20 Internationals against South Africa, taking three wickets for 33 runs. Subsequently, Curran was included in England’s ODI squad for the West Indies series, making his ODI debut in September 2017. He joined the Test squad in November 2017, making his debut in the Ashes series against Australia.
Curran played a role in England’s 2019 Cricket World Cup squad, although he was one of the unused players as England secured the championship. In July 2020, he was part of the squad for the ODI series against Ireland and featured in several ODIs and T20Is during the summer, claiming four wickets.
Named in the reserves for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021, Curran was later added to England’s main squad, replacing his brother Sam due to a back injury in October 2021.
Tom Curran IPL 2024
Tom Curran, the recent addition to Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2024 and an England all-rounder currently representing Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, has received a four-match suspension from the BBL. This sanction comes in the aftermath of an altercation with the fourth umpire before the team’s match against the Hobart Hurricanes on December 11, 2023.
Tom Curran Suspension
Sydney Sixers Star Tom Curran to Appeal Four-Match Ban for Alleged Intimidation Tom Curran of Umpire
Sydney Sixers’ all-rounder, Tom Curran, is set to appeal a four-match ban imposed on him for the alleged intimidation of a match official in a Big Bash League encounter. Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Thursday that Curran faced a level-three offence under clause 2.17 of the code of conduct, pertaining to “intimidation or attempted intimidation of an umpire, match referee, or medical personnel during a match, whether by language or conduct (including gestures).”
The incident leading to the charge occurred during the warm-up before the Sixers’ match against the Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston on December 11. CA reported that Curran engaged in a confrontation with an umpire after completing a practice bowling run-up that involved running onto the pitch. Despite being instructed not to enter the pitch, Curran proceeded to the other end for another practice run-up.
In the official statement, CA detailed the events, stating, “The umpire took position next to the stumps, blocking Curran from approaching the pitch and gestured to Curran to move away from the pitch. Curran was seen in the footage gesturing to the umpire to move away from the pitch. Curran then attempted to perform a practice run-up and run at pace straight towards the umpire who stood in the bowling crease facing Curran. The umpire stepped to his right to avoid the risk of collision.” The ban resulted in the Sydney Sixers being penalized four points.
Tom Curran contested the charge, leading to a hearing overseen by code of conduct commissioner Adrian Anderson. Following the proceedings, Anderson found Curran guilty of the offence and imposed a penalty of four suspension points, translating to a four-match ban.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley refrained from commenting on the specific details of the incident but emphasized the importance of player behavior, issuing a warning to all players regarding the need for proper conduct on and off the field.
“My feeling is that players really need to respect the umpires and the match referees,” he said. “I think that those processes are in place for good reason and my overarching message to everybody, and this is not just at the elite level, but at the community level where many of the umpires and officials give their time as volunteers.
“Respect is fundamental to the spirit of cricket and it’s fundamental to the laws of the game. Players are role models in society and it’s really important they show respect.”
Rachael Haynes, the Sixers’ boss, expressed the club’s strong intention to appeal against the sanction, stating that they would do so “vigorously.”
“Tom and the club maintain that Tom did not knowingly or intentionally intimidate a match official, and on legal advice, we will exercise our right to appeal the decision,” Haynes said in a statement. “We will support Tom during this period and look forward to him returning to the field.”
Tom Curran Net Worth
As of the latest available information, Tom Curran’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.