Anderson: Curran is a ‘diamond of a player’

James Anderson heaps praise on Sam Curran England cricket

James Anderson: “I think we’ve found a gem there”

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England pace bowler James Anderson believes all-rounder Sam Curran has a bright future ahead of him following his exceptional performance in the five-Test series against India.

Curran was named Man of the Series as he scored 272 runs in four Tests, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 38.85. He also took 11 wickets at an average of 23.54.

Given his outstanding contributions with both the bat and ball, which usually came at pivotal moments, throughout the series, Anderson reiterated that Curran is a superstar in the making.

“I think we’ve found a gem there. He’s a diamond of a player who can score runs in crucial situations and will take the ball in any situation too,” Anderson, who surpassed Glenn McGrath’s record to become the most successful pace bowler in Test history, was quoted as saying by Surrey’s website. “He gives that left arm option as well and he’s extremely skillful with the ball and he loves the battle that Test cricket brings.

“We’ve made real strides in that respect in terms of the players that we’ve added to the squad that was already very talented.”

Anderson, meanwhile, ended the series with 24 wickets at an average of 18.12.

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