Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody reckons Sam Curran has achieved an excellent job as Punjab Kings’ stand-in captain. The 1999 World Cup-winning member feels it is price loads of reward for a participant who hasn’t captained earlier than.
Curran, prompted to step in as captain for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, has led the Kings to 2 wins in 4 video games. The star all-rounder was particularly terrific throughout their 13-run win over the Mumbai Indians on Saturday, placing 55 off 29 deliveries to take his facet to 214 in 20 overs.
On ESPN Cricinfo’s Timeout, Moody stated in regards to the Englishman:
“Sam Curran is displaying some actually good management abilities, significantly for somebody who has not skilled management earlier than. He is captaining a workforce within the IPL – the largest T20 event on the planet – and is doing it very very properly.”
On receiving the Participant of the Match award, the 24-year-old felt that Arshdeep Singh, who completed with figures of 4-0-29-4, deserved the accolade. Arshdeep additionally bowled a shocking last over, as he stored Tim David and Tilak Varma quiet whereas defending 15.
“Sam was going practically 14 an over” – Tom Moody
The Australian additionally lauded Curran for maintaining his ego apart and letting the others do the job, given he went for 41 runs in three wicketless overs. The South Australian elaborated:
“Sam Curran felt that he was not fairly on tune tonight. That reveals good management to have a look at the broader image at what’s out there. Sam was going practically 14 an over, so he had an costly night time with the ball, which is uncommon for him, and recognised that possibly that was not his night time, so he shared that duty, and he had the sources to do it.”
It was the Mumbai Indians’ second loss at dwelling in IPL 2023, snapping their three-match successful streak.