Cricket

England call up Curran as Stokes cover

2018-05-31 10:41
Sam Curran
Sam Curran (Getty Images)

London - Surrey left-arm swing bowler Sam Curran has received a late-call-up into England's squad for the second Test against Pakistan as cover for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has a tight left hamstring.

The uncapped teenager was summoned on Wednesday and is now due to train with England at Headingley on Thursday - with the second and final Test against Pakistan starting at Yorkshire's headquarters in Leeds on Friday.

Stokes is yet to have a scan but will be assessed by England medical staff on Thursday.

This month saw Curran claim his maiden 10-wicket haul in first-class cricket.

The 19-year-old took 10 for 101 across two innings as Surrey thrashed Yorkshire by an innings and 17 runs in a First Division County Championship fixture at The Oval, with his victims including England captain Joe Root and India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, whom he dismissed twice.

Curran's older brother Tom, a 23-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler, has represented England in all three international formats - Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s - with his most recent appearance coming in a seven-wicket ODI win away to New Zealand at Christchurch in March.

Tom also played in England's final two Tests of their recent Ashes series loss in Australia.

The brothers are the sons of the late former Zimbabwe all-rounder Kevin Curran.

Sam Curran was called into England's T20 squad during the tri-series involving Australia and New Zealand earlier this year but did not play.

Pakistan hammered England by nine wickets to win the first Test at Lord's inside four days as Root's men suffered their sixth defeat in eight matches at this level.

Read more on:    england  |  ben stokes  |  sam curran  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.