Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Lower-back injury rules Sam Curran out of the T20 WC. Curran complained of pain in his back after the IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi last Saturday.
Curran complained of pain in his back after the IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi last Saturday.
A lower-back injury has ruled Sam Curran out of the remainder of IPL 2021 as well as the forthcoming T20 WC, the England & Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday (October 5).
His brother Tom Curran has now been drafted into England's squad with left-arm seamer Reece Topley added as a travelling reserve.
“He [Sam Curran] 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,” the release stated.
Curran, 23, complained of pain in his back after the IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi last Saturday. Subsequent scans revealed the nature of his injury and ruled him out of the marquee international tournament that begins on October 17. In nine IPL games this IPL season, Curran took nine wickets at an economy of 9.93 and scored 56 runs from four innings.
England, the 2010 champions, begin their quest for a second T20 title with a warm-up fixture against India in Dubai on October 18. In the Super 12 phase of the tournament, they are grouped alongside Australia, South Africa and defending champions West Indies.
Squad:Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Travelling Reserves:Liam Dawson, Reece Topley, James Vince