The England cricket team has suffered a setback ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman, as their star all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the tournament and IPL 2021 due to injury. In his place, his brother Tom Karan has been included in the T20 World Cup team by England. He was selected as the first standby player. Fast bowler Reece Topley has now been included in the team as a reserve player. He will soon join the England team.
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The England Cricket Board issued a statement on Sam Curran’s injury on Tuesday, saying, ‘Sam complained of back pain while playing a match against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. Later scan results revealed his injury. Now he will return to England in the next day or two and get the scan done again. Also, the ECB medical team will also review his condition this week.
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 Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserve players: Liam Dawson, Reece Topley, James Vince.