Sam Curran has been called up to the England team, while Reece Topley has been included as a travelling reserve.
With a lower-back injury, England allrounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the next men’s T20 World Cup. As a replacement, his brother Tom Curran has been called up to the England team, while Reece Topley has been added as a travelling reserve.
The Currans are currently in the United Arab Emirates for the IPL 2021 season. After the match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, Sam, who plays for Chennai Super Kings, complained of back ache. He did not bat in the game and gave up 55 runs in his four overs. He had only played twice in the previous three weeks.
“The scan revealed the injury,” the ECB said in a statement. “He will return to the UK in the coming days and will undergo more scans and a comprehensive examination by the ECB’s medical team later this week.”
In his two appearances in the UAE, Sam has given up 111 runs in eight wicketless overs, with the team management preferring the experience of Dwayne Bravo as a bowling allrounder.
Tom, on the other hand, has yet to play for Royals in the second leg of the IPL. However, he is coming off a strong showing in the Hundred, with 10 wickets in eight matches for the Oval Invincibles.
Members of the England side currently competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will join the World Cup squad in the UAE. Non-IPL players and support staff arrived in Muscat on Tuesday for a brief training camp. Before heading to Dubai for their tournament warm-up matches against India on September 18, they will train for ten days.
Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), 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