Sunday, 17 October, 2021
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Sam Curran ruled out of T20 World Cup

All-rounder Sam Curran will miss the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup with a back injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday, reports AFP. Curran noticed the problem after playing for Chennai Super Kings in their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on

Saturday. Scans revealed the Surrey left-hander’s injury and he will fly home for further tests and a full review with England’s medical team. With the injury expected to sideline him for several weeks, Curran’s brother, Tom, has been called into England’s squad to replace the 23-year-old. Surrey’s Reece Topley has been added as a travelling reserve and will join the England party in due course. England face warm-up matches against India and New Zealand before kicking off their tournament against the West Indies on October 23.