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Curran named in BBL|09 Team of the Tournament

03 February 2020

Tom Curran has been named in the KFC Big Bash League Team of the Tournament, the second such acknowledgement in as many seasons with the Sixers.

The first official BBL Team of the Tournament was selected by the head coaches of each club at the completion of the 56-game regular season, while previously journalists at cricket.com.au named the Team.

After making such a dynamic impact with bat and ball in his first season during BBL|08, the England allrounder followed that up playing a crucial role in the Sixers’ success that has led to a berth in the BBL|09 Final this Saturday.

His contributions at vital moments made him invaluable. None too much better than his performance with bat and ball during an unforgettable Sydney Smash at the SCG forcing a Super Over with 35 from 17, then sealing the win with the ball, bowling the final six balls of the match against the Thunder.

Tom Curran's hectic night at the office

Before the 24-year-old seamer departed for International duties with the England T20 and One-Day squad, Curran finished the regular season as the second leading wicket-taker behind Sydney Thunder left-arm pace bowler Daniel Sams.

Curran claimed 22 wickets at an average of 19.4, including best figures of 4-22 against Adelaide Strikers.

His return followed 20 scalps taken at a similar average last season.

With the bat, Curran scored 133 runs at a strike rate of almost 150, most of which came at crucial times, such as at the SCG against the Thunder in late December.

Tom Curran innings highlights at Perth Stadium 

His batting efforts against the Scorchers in Perth, 43 not out from just 21 balls, were also key to claiming an important victory in Western Australia, the start of five wins in a row. Last season, Curran peeled off 185 runs at a strike rate of 145.

Two matches remain in KFC BBL|09, with The Challenger between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder this Thursday to determine the Sixers’ opponent in The Final on Saturday.

Curran personal best BBL figures

2019/20 KFC Big Bash League Team of the Tournament

Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars)

Josh Inglis (wk, Perth Scorchers)

Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes)

Glenn Maxwell (c, Melbourne Stars)

Jon Wells (Adelaide Strikers)

Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers)

Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers)

Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)

Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)

Peter Siddle (Adelaide Strikers)

Haris Rauf (Melbourne Stars)