Sam Curran, whose starting bid is Rs 2 crore, stands to make a lot more money at the auction, and the 24-year-old says he will be watching every minute of it.
Although only 24, England’s all-rounder Sam Curran has a wealth of experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
After getting his start with the Punjab Kings, Curran moved on to play for the Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni. Now, Currant will be crossing his fingers for a return to CSK in the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction on Friday (December 23).
Curran is expecting to obtain a fair contract in the Indian Premier League 2023 auction on Friday, but he admits that being in the same ‘bracket’ as Ben Stokes and a few others could hurt his prospects. All-rounders like Stokes and Australia’s Cameron Green, among others, will command high prices at the upcoming IPL 2023 auction in Kochi.
Having a base price of Rs 2 crore, Curran has the potential to significantly increase his earnings in the auction, which the 24-year-old says he will be closely watching on television. I’ve participated in auctions before and all you do is enter with a starting bid.
I intend to observe (the auction) via television. In a video provided by The Telegraph, Curran stated, “I think when your name comes up on Friday morning, you just say ‘keep the paddle up there.'”
He was the third-highest bidder at the auctions leading up to IPL 2019, and Curran, who was picked up by Punjab Kings for an insane Rs 7.2-crore, said he was optimistic about getting a lucrative contract.
You need to get chosen first. Obviously, I’m hoping for some sort of future for myself. I’m an all-arounder like (Ben) Stokes and a few others who have recently emerged, so I suppose it’s one of those things. So, I suppose, everything goes,” he continued.
Curran was released by the Punjab Kings before the 2020 season, however, the team eventually sold the pace-bowling all-rounder to the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5.5 crore, well above his base price of Rs 1 crore.
As Dwayne Bravo has departed, a major position on the CSK roster has become available, and the four-time defending IPL winners may seek Curran once more as they attempt to rebuild after coming ninth in IPL 2022. The English player would be a good fit because he has excelled for the national team before.
Curran remarked that the way England swept Pakistan in the Test series 3-0 was “absolutely incredible.” “This is insane. They’ve been playing exceptionally well, and I know this from personal experience playing under both Stokes (Test captain) and Brendon McCullum (head coach).
The best part, I suppose, is that several key players, including Jonny Bairstow, who may have begun that (winning streak) and came out to give that confidence, have missed out due to injuries (due to a freak injury).
Brooky (Harry Brook) comes in and scores three hundred in Pakistan, and he’s kind of wondering how Jonny would return. Curran exclaimed, “That is incredible.
People generally have the impression that traveling around Pakistan is quite difficult. But to really win is a tremendous accomplishment.