England all-rounder Sam Curran expressed dissatisfaction with the outfield at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala after the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh. Sam Curran mentioned the team’s relief at avoiding injuries during the game against Bangladesh.

The poor outfield at the HPCA Stadium has come under scrutiny. Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s knee got stuck in the turf while trying to save a boundary during a match against Bangladesh. Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott raised concerns about player safety.

We Don’t Have To Come Back Her – Sam Curran

Speaking after England’s 137-run victory over Bangladesh, Sam Curran highlighted that they don’t have any matches at this venue in the ICC World Cup 2023.

“It was pretty bad. We’re pretty happy to get through that game without any injuries—both teams, I think. That’s pretty important, and we don’t have to come back here,” Curran said.

“Hopefully, the outfield does get better; it’s not very nice; what’s happened to it? But I thought the wicket was really good. Luckily, we’re all fit and will move onto Delhi,” he added.

The Jos Buttler-led team set a target of 365 runs after being asked to bat first. David Malan smashed 140 runs off 107 balls with the help of 16 boundaries and five sixes. Joe Root scored 82 runs off 88 deliveries, while Jonny Bairstow contributed 52 runs.

We’re Just Pretty Happy That No-One’s Injured – Sam Curran

Sam Curran confirmed that England’s players were cautioned against diving to avoid injuries. The left-handed batter said that players were relieved that no one was hurt during the game.

“[The message] was just ‘be careful’ and you saw when Bangladesh fielded, they were pretty careful as well. Nobody wants to see anyone get injured and luckily, there weren’t too many balls we had to sprint after… we’re just pretty happy that no-one’s injured coming into the next game.”

The Three Lions climbed to fifth place in the 10-team points table after a convincing victory against the Shakib Al Hasan-led team. They will take on Afghanistan in their next match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, October 15.

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