England all-rounder Tom Curran says he is not going to be displaying all his tips throughout the upcoming IPL preserving in thoughts the T20 World Cup that begins in Australia in October.
“If I’m bowling in the nets to some of the Indian guys, I’m not going to be showing them all the tricks,” Curran, who was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for his base worth of Rs one crore, was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“But that’s a huge benefit of having Jos, Stokesy and these guys. I think you actually learn a lot too. Speaking to Jos I’ll learn about batting. You just need to have some of the players on the international stage to talk to, and try things with.”
The 24-year-old stated throughout the IPL, the main focus will likely be on self-improvement.
“I don’t think you chat weaknesses with loads of people anyway. There’s a few people who you might trust, and you might ask, ‘what does Steve Smith do in this situation?’ but it’s more about developing and getting better, which we players focus more on,” he stated.
Australian Andrew McDonald will likely be on the helm at Rajasthan Royals and Curran stated although he’s wanting ahead to working with him, generally he may want to filter data.
“I don’t think it will make too much of a difference. It will be great to work with him (McDonald) there and he’ll be fully involved once he gets to India,” he stated.
“I have never labored with him full-time however I’ve ran into him. Nowadays you have a tendency to stumble upon individuals and have conversations, so will probably be a extremely good expertise.
“You’re always going to have coaches, but it’s about filtering information. There are things that people say some people you’re going to listen to, and you almost build up that relationship over time from working with someone.”
Rajasthan may also have two high England cricketers in Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes and Curran stated it helps to have acquainted faces round in a busy event just like the IPL.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve already played a lot of cricket now with the guys there, so it makes it that much easier. Especially being somewhere like India, where it’s a busy hectic schedule, to have those familiar faces there will be nice.”