SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

England allrounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL and the upcoming men's T20 World Cup with a lower-back injury.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

His brother Tom Curran has been drafted into the England squad as his replacement and Reece Topley has also been added as travelling reserve.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

The Currans are currently in the UAE for IPL 2021. Sam, playing for Chennai Super Kings, complained of back pain after the match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

He did not bat and leaked 55 runs in his four overs in the game. It was only his second outing in the past three weeks.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

"Results of the scan revealed the injury," an ECB release said. "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."

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

Sam has conceded 111 runs in eight wicketless overs combined in the two outings in the UAE, with the team management preferring the experience of Dwayne Bravo as a bowling allrounder.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

"Extremely gutted. Absolutely loved my time with Chennai this season," Sam said in a video posted by the Super Kings.

SAM CURRAN RULED OUT

"The boys are doing extremely well. It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I'm leaving the team in a fantastic space. The boys are playing really good cricket."