England’s Sam Curran ruled out of Twenty20 World Cup with back injury

England’s Sam Curran has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a lower back injury. Curran complained of back pain after Chennai Super Kings’ Indian Premier League fixture on Saturday and a scan revealed the injury.

He will fly back to the UK in the next couple of days and will have further scans before the England and Wales Cricket Board’s medical team review the injury this week.

Curran’s brother, Tom, has been drafted into England’s squad for the T20 World Cup, with their Surrey teammate Reece Topley added as a travelling reserve.

The England players and management not in the IPL arrived at their Muscat base on Tuesday and will remain in Oman until 16 October after completing a mandatory quarantine period.

They will then head to their tournament base in Dubai before starting their campaign on 23 October against West Indies.

England, who are in a group with Australia, South Africa and two first-round qualifiers, will play warm-up matches against India, on 18 October, and New Zealand two days later.