In recent months, Tom Curran has been in good form. While he was mostly known for his bowling in the T20 format, his recent rise in fame is due to his batting. Especially in the final of the recently concluded Hundred, it was Tom Curran’s brilliance that helped Oval Invincibles cross the line. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of three franchises that can target the in-form Tom Curran for IPL 2024.
1) Chennai Super Kings
CSK defied the odds to win IPL 2023. However, there is no place for complacency in IPL. The franchise will have to further improve if they need to do well again.
One area that CSK can improve is in the overseas department. They were not able to have a good backup for Matheesha Pathirana. While Tom Curran is a completely different cricketer, the Englishman can offer something different to the unit. CSK likes such multi-dimensional cricketers and hence, they can target the cricketer.
2) Delhi Capitals
Tom Curran played for DC in the past and the franchise could target him again. Delhi has severe balance issues and Curran could help them iron out a little.
He would be a good choice as a bowling all-rounder for the side. As the fourth overseas cricketer, he offers value in both the departments. Thus, the team can play an extra batter or a bowler in the team.
3) Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the franchises that can target the in-form Tom Curran for IPL 2024. KKR did not use an overseas pacer a lot, despite having Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson on the team.
Now, since the team also has some balance issues, signing Tom could be a decent choice. While he can offer a few overs with the ball, he can bat at No.6 or No.7. This would render great balance to the side, while also allowing someone like Andre Russell to play freely.