Playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he is exposed to high-pressure situations has enhanced all-rounder Sam Curran’s white-ball skills, according to stand-in England head coach Graham Thorpe.

The 23-year-old, who plays for the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, snared a fifer (5/48) against Sri Lanka in the second ODI on Thursday to help England to a series clinching-win.

“I think it’s (IPL) helped him enormously,” Thorpe told EspnCricinfo.

“Every environment Sam has gone into, he’s shown that ability to compete and an ability to find a way of putting performances in. From that perspective, playing in the IPL has put him in high-pressured situations and pushed him.”

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Bought by CSK at the 2020 auctions, Curran has already become a vital cog in the scheme of things, with skipper Dhoni entrusting him with the bat…

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