Sam Curran (England and Surrey Cricket)
Sam made his Test Match debut for England in 2018 when he was only 19 years old. In his second Test appearance, against India at Edgbaston, he was named Man of the Match after four first innings wickets and a majestic half century. A genuine all rounder with bat and ball, Sam has already played in 17 Tests, 4 ODIs and 5 T20's for his country. At county level Sam plays for Surrey CCC.
1. How have you been keeping fit and busy during lockdown?
We’ve been sent programs by our clubs and we are just sticking at home and doing some training, running etc. I've also been trying to keep myself busy by doing different things that I don't usually do like a bit of cycling.
2. What have you missed most during lockdown?
I do miss cricket and my teammates. It has been a refreshing break but I'm ready to get back playing again, once it is safe. I also miss touring with England.
3. Which country (or place) do you most enjoy touring?
South Africa and New Zealand are two amazing countries to tour. They have a great feel about them; the food, the weather etc
4. Who is the best player you've played against?
I’d say Virat Kohli. He’s an amazing player. He was a very tough challenge and his performances are incredible.
5. Who is the best player you've played on the same team as?
Kumar Sangakara and Ben Stokes. I'm lucky to have played with both. They are great players and great people and I have learnt a lot from them.
6. What has been your favourite moment in your career so far?
I think winning the series against India. Also, playing in Alastair Cook's last game at The Oval was really special. To be able say I’ve played with him and in that game is pretty cool.
7. Who was your childhood idol?
I didn’t have a specific one. When I was young, I loved watching cricket and trying to copy all the international cricketers. I wanted to be like them when I grew up.
8. What’s the first thing you are going to do when the lockdown restrictions are lifted?
Go out to a restaurant and have a nice meal out. Hopefully it won’t be too long but for now we’ve got to be patient and support each other through these times.