On the one hand, it was a memorable 2018 season for Tom Curran, part of the first title of the Surrey County Championship since 2002, but on an international front his career in England was stalled due to an injury that left him out of all the white ball campaign. 19659002] With the arrival of the World Cup, he is desperate to return to England's opening XI for the series against Sri Lanka. They will be short on first-choice picks of the season at home in Liam Plunkett (for the first three games) and David Willey, although Olly Stone did not miss the first opportunity to impress in the only warm-up match that escaped the rain.
"I came back from the IPL and learned a couple of things when we played in Australia, so it was very frustrating, but at the same time you have time to reflect and set goals," said Curran Sky Sports . "It's hard to think too far, but [also] it's hard not to think about the World Cup, so it will only be small steps." Stand by for the first ODI, continue in this series, take this to the West Indies and then next summer. "
Prior to his injury season, Curran had enjoyed a career on the side of a day on touring Australia and New Zealand, taking a five-field match in Perth and became a man to the death of Eoin Morgan, where he also helped close a close victory in Wellington.
"There was that five-legged trip against Australia that was almost correct, you can do it at this level" When you make your debut, there will be nerves, more about doing it in this scenario. Now it's about making it permanent on the side, so I'm one of the first players on the team's sheet, "he said.
Deaths could be a role entrusted to him again on this tour, but if he's selected for the inaugural match at Dambulla, he will start with Hout wit at any intermediate moment on the trip after the second heat-up match was washed in. It may not be long until the cabin fever starts in the squadron with torrential rain , which is not surprising given that the series is being played during the monsoon season, he also greeted them upon his arrival in Dambulla on Sunday, but fast players, especially, are already aware of this, the demanding conditions they will face
"It's not ideal, but we just got out of a full summer, so it's not like we have time for the game," he said. "We had a couple of good net sessions at the time, It is ideal in terms of overruns, but it is what it is. I did 45 minutes in one of the sessions, which is a little over six and it was difficult. but at the same time you adapt. It will not get any worse than the first session. "
This series also presents the perspective of the Curran brothers: Sam is part of the team, appearing together in England the first time, Sam made his ODI debut against Australia during the season at home, but it was in the Tests that he really impressed with the Player of the Series award against India.
"Everything happened very fast," reflected Tom. "One day they play together in the garden and the next thing is to see it for to do it in a test match. I'm very proud and I hope it's just the beginning. "