New Delhi: England cricket team’s star all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup and the remaining games of IPL 2021 due to injury. Sam’s brother Tom Curran, who was initially picked as a standby player, has now replaced Sam Curran in England’s T20 World Cup squad. Fast bowler Reece Topley has now been included in the team as a reserve player. He will soon join the England team.
“Sam Curran has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a lower back injury,” wrote CSK.
“Results of the scan revealed the injury. He will fly back to the UK in the next couple of days and will have further scans and a full review later this week from the ECB’s medical team.
“Curran’s brother, Tom, has been drafted into England’s squad for the T20 World Cup. In addition, Surrey’s Reece Topley has been added as a travelling reserve. Topley will join the England party in due course.
“The England players and management not at the IPL arrived at their Muscat base earlier today and will remain in Oman until 16 October before moving to Dubai for the start of the tournament,” The ECB said in an official statement.
England squad for T20 World Cup – Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Wiley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserve players: Liam Dawson, Reece Topley, James Vince.
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