With the 2021 Indian Premier League approaching its climax and with most of the Surrey players now out, we take a look at the impact they made on the competition this year.
The 2021 Indian Premier League was split into two halves due to the COVID 19 pandemic affecting India earlier this year. The competition resumed in the UAE on the 19th September with it all still to play for in terms of reaching the knockout stages.
Here we’ll discuss the four players contracted to Surrey and how they played at the competition. Tom Curran, Chris Jordan & Jason Roy will now meet up with the England squad to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
After a couple of stellar seasons with Chennai Super Kings, this year was a slightly more subdued one for Sam. In his nine appearances, he took nine wickets with standout figures of 3/34 against Mumbai Indians in the final fixture before the postponement of the competition. He batted just four times in his nine matches, scoring 56 runs with a high score of 34.
His tournament was unfortunately ended early by a lower back injury that has also ruled him out of the upcoming T20 World Cup after he was named in the initial squad.
TC played three matches in his first season with Delhi Capitals, who eventually lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2 on Wednesday – the penultimate match of the tournament.
He batted once, hitting 21 runs, and took four wickets with standout figures of 3/29. That standout performance with the ball was the best effort from the Delhi Capitals bowlers in Sunday’s Qualifier 1 (a defeat against Chennai Super Kings).
Our new T20 captain has played four games for Punjab Kings across the competition, with three appearances coming before the intermission and the final coming last week. He took four wickets, including a 2/20, and scored 32 from two innings with a high score of 30 from 18 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Not part of the competition back in April & May, Roy was handed the opportunity to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the closing stages of the competition. Qualification was highly unlikely even before his arrival but Roy did still make a fairly strong impact in his five appearances, scoring 150 runs. His high score of 60 came in his very first innings from 42 balls as his side beat Rajasthan Royals.
Recent Overseas players
After excelling for Surrey in the Royal London Cup, Tim David has enjoyed a busy time at The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League. Signing just for the second portion, David played just one game for the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kyle Jamieson also played for Surrey in 2021 and was a teammate of David’s at RCB. He took nine wickets in nine matches, with best figures of 3/41, and scored 65 runs in a number of cameos with the bat.
You can see the Currans, Jordan & Roy in a Surrey shirt in 2022 with a Surrey Membership, priced at £20 for U16s and starting from £71 for adults.