Tom Curran: Virat Kohli is an unbelievable player

The elder brother of Sam Curran, Tom Curran spoke to the media after the fixtures for ICC men's World T20 2020 were announced Tuesday.

Virat Kohli won the ICC Cricket of the Year Award for 2018, in which he amassed close to 3000 runs across the three formats.   -  Getty Images

Young England seamer Tom Curran, the elder brother of Sam Curran, has described Virat Kohli as an “unbelievable player” and hopes to dismiss the India captain when the two teams face-off in the future.

Curran spoke to media after the ICC announced the fixtures of the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

India and England are clubbed in the same pool alongside South Africa, Afghanistan and two other teams which are yet to be confirmed.

But when asked Curran how he hopes to get the prized scalp of Kohli, the 23-year-old right-arm pacer said: “Hopefully not with a no-ball! We’ll see. He’s an unbelievable player.”

The ICC event will be played in Australia from October 18 to November 15 next year.

India will face off against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 1.

The tournament will be played as a stand-alone event after the women’s T20 World Cup and Curran can’t wait to be a part of a world event.

“All the games are so exciting, the crowd will be phenomenal and to be a part of it will be amazing. Playing T20s in Australia is unbelievable. We saw the excitement during the 50-over World Cup (in 2015) created here,” Curran said at the launch of the fixtures of the 2020 edition of the tournament here.

“Australia have some of the most unbelievable stadiums in the world. To experience it properly in the Big Bash season has been amazing for me,” he added.