SL v ENG 2018: Tom Curran eyeing to cement his ODI place ahead of World Cup 2019

Sidelined with a side strain, Curran could not play white-ball cricket this summer.

Curran wants to make the most of the Sri Lanka series | Getty Images

England fast-bowler Tom Curran is aiming to cement his place in the England ODI side for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at home by putting up a brilliant show with the ball in the coming Sri Lanka series after a frustrating summer with the injury.

After returning from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, the 23-year-old picked up a side strain and missed out on playing white-ball cricket for England this summer.

Now, the seamer has limited opportunities to impress the national selectors ahead of World Cup, as England are to play just three one-day series before heading to the mega ICC event in May 2019.

Tom told Sky Sports on Monday (October 8), “I came back from the IPL and picked a couple of niggles which put me out of the white-ball summer so it was frustrating. You get time to reflect and set goals. The five-wicket haul against Australia, it was a 'right you can do it at this level' moment. When you make your debut at this level obviously there are going to be nerves, it's about doing it on this stage.”

The Surrey bowler, who took a five-wicket haul in just his third ODI against Australia in January, wants to make the most of the Sri Lanka series, starting from October 10, to become a permanent member in England’s One Day scheme for the World Cup.

Curran signed off by saying, “Now it's about making it permanent, trying to force my way into the side so that I am one of the first names on the team sheet. It is hard not to look ahead to the World Cup, it is such an exciting period but it is about taking each series as it comes.”

(Input: Sky Sports)


By Rashmi Nanda - 08 Oct, 2018

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