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13:20  19 november  2019
13:20  19 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Sam Curran wants to shed his “ vulnerable ” tag if he is given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes for England’s first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui this week. The seam bowling all-rounder was England’s man of the series against India in a breakout summer last year but just two wickets in

Sam Curran wants to shed his “ vulnerable ” tag if he is given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes for England’s first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui this week. The seam bowling all-rounder was England’s man of the series against India in a breakout summer last year but just two wickets in

Sam Curran is up against Chris Woakes for a place in the England XI for the first Test © Getty Sam Curran is up against Chris Woakes for a place in the England XI for the first Test

Sam Curran wants to shed his "vulnerable" tag if he is given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes for England's first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui this week.

The seam-bowling all-rounder was England's man of the series against India in a breakout summer last year but just two wickets in four Tests over the winter contributed to him being left out of the side when the Ashes started.

Curran was restored for the series finale at The Oval and his left-arm angle saw him preferred to Woakes in the final warm-up against New Zealand A in Whangarei, in what was thought to be instructive in how England will line-up against the Black Caps.

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Sam Curran wants to shed his " vulnerable " tag if he is given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes for England's first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui this week. He said: "I think if I do get the chance, it is about nailing down my spot in the side and stop being the one that is vulnerable .

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He was wicketless in the first innings and looked worryingly ineffective on an unresponsive surface but took 3-42 second time around to improve his hopes of being named in England's XI on Thursday morning.

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 15: Sam Curran of England during day one of the tour match between New Zealand XI and England at Cobham Oval on November 15, 2019 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 15: Sam Curran of England during day one of the tour match between New Zealand XI and England at Cobham Oval on November 15, 2019 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

He said: "I think if I do get the chance, it is about nailing down my spot in the side and stop being the one that is vulnerable.

"That is my responsibility and whoever gets the spot, if it is me, has to take the opportunity by getting runs and taking wickets and contributing to the team.

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Sam Curran determined to secure an England Test spot in New Zealand and stop being one of the more vulnerable members of the side.

"If I do get the nod hopefully I can go well and contribute with both bat and ball. That is my aim and as long as I'm helping to win games for the team then I'm happy."

Curran's efforts were not enough for a win at the Cobham Oval as the flat pitch and an ageing Kookaburra ball had the final say, with the ninth-wicket pairing of William Somerville and Ajaz Patel holding firm to secure a draw.

England cricket team player Sam Curran bowls during a practice session at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on November 19, 2019. - The first cricket Test between New Zealand and England begins November 21. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP) (Photo by DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images) England cricket team player Sam Curran bowls during a practice session at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand on November 19, 2019. - The first cricket Test between New Zealand and England begins November 21. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP) (Photo by DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images) As England headed south to Mount Maunganui on Monday, Curran and his bowling colleagues know they must find a way to make headway with the Kookaburra, traditionally less likely to dart around than the Dukes ball.

The 21-year-old said: "I think any bowler who bowls with a Kookaburra is going to say they prefer the Dukes but you've got to learn somehow.

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Despite admirable averages in his fledgling 11-Test career - his batting (30.05) is slightly above his bowling (29), the true gauge for any all-rounder - Curran is striving to improve.

Ben Stokes holding his hands up: Fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes is the perfect role model, says Curran © Getty Fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes is the perfect role model, says Curran And in fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes, Curran admits he has the perfect role model.

He added: "As an all-rounder I look up to someone like Stokesy and the way he contributes with the bat up the order and he takes wickets when he bowls. That is what I aspire to do.

"Batting at No 8, you're playing more for the bowling role but I still want to contribute with the bat. I don't pick one, I train them both as hard as each other so when it comes to it I can contribute with bat and ball."

If selected later this week, Curran is likely to be alongside Dom Sibley and Ollie Pope, players he has known since his schooldays.

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Curran added: "It is great to be involved with my good schoolmates so it will be fun if we all take the park and hopefully we take that responsibility of nailing down our places and being the future."

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