England and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021 and remainder of IPL 2021 with a back injury. ECB on Tuesday (October 5) confirmed that he will return home to seek medical advice and will be replaced by his brother Tom Curran in England’s squad for the ICC event in UAE and Oman.
“Curran 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,” said the ECB in a statement.
“Curran’s brother, Tom has been drafted into England’s squad for the T20 World Cup. In addition, Surrey’s Reece Topley has been added as a travelling reserve. Topley will join the England party in due course.” the statement added.
CSK also confirmed the development with a statement on their Twitter page.
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The all-rounder featured in 9 matches for the Chennai franchise, scoring 56 runs and picked up 9 wickets. He was not quite at his best when the second phase of the league resumed in UAE and found himself in and out of the playing XI with veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo being preferred by the MS Dhoni-led franchise.
England are grouped with Australia, South Africa, West Indies and couple of qualifiers on Group 1 in the ‘Super 12’ round of the T20 World Cup 2021, with the group being called the ‘group of death’.