England have been handed a major blow in their plans for 2021 T20 World Cup as their star all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the mega event due to a lower-back injury.
"Curran (Sam) complained of back pain after Chennai Super Kings Indian Premier League fixture on Saturday against Rajasthan Royals. 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," ECB confirmed in an official statement.
It has also been confirmed that Sam's brother, Tom Curran has now been drafted into the main squad for the World Cup as replacement. Additionally, Surrey’s cricketer Reece Topley has been included as a travelling reserve.
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