England all-rounder Tom Curran May not play in the upcoming domestic T20 season, T20 Blast is reported to be out for at least three months with a stress fracture in his lower back as scans show the depth of his injury.
The right-arm seamer has so far represented the country in two Tests, 28 ODIs and 20 T20 Internationals, and has taken a total of 65 wickets in different formats. While expensive at times, Curran has the ability to change his line and length at the death, and the slower delivery on the back of his hand has always been his forte.
Tom Curran’s T20 career over the past two years has been marred by Covid and other reasons. He has missed the entire BBL 2020-21 season due to Covid-19 restrictions. He is part of Delhi Capitals and has played a few games in the IPL 2021 season. He was then called up as cover for his brother Sam Curran in England’s 2021 T20 World Cup squad, but did not play.
Tom Curran to enter rehab under Surrey medical team
The English all-rounder, who has played just four games after suffering a back ailment, has recently been sidelined for the entire BBL 2021-22 season and will now undertake a rehabilitation under the direction of Surrey’s medical team for a few months.
The 26-year-old striker has not been named in England’s five upcoming T20I matches against the West Indies, nor will he be involved in the domestic competition reported by Cricket. Also, Curran is not ready to play any cricket before the start of the County Championships, his last first-class tournament in 2019.
While some dates are known, the full calendar for the new county season has yet to be released. In a draft schedule seen by The Cricketer, Blast will start on May 25.
Hopefully he will be back fit in time for the England men’s white-ball game scheduled later this year. They face the Netherlands in a three-match ODI in June, ahead of their home series against India and South Africa in July.