England bowling all-rounder, Sam Curran has reportedly not contracted the deadly COVID-19 disease. The left-arm seam bowler isolated himself after experiencing illness on Thursday night. The younger of Curran brothers was part of Jos Buttler’s team against Ben Stokes’ side for England’s intra-squad warm-up game. As announced by the ECB on the 2nd of July, Sam Curran shall take no further part in the fixture.
The youngster ended day one of the practice game at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton unbeaten on 15. However, he experienced diarrhoea and sickness the same night. The apex body of cricket in England revealed that Curran had undergone COVID-19 testing. Since the 23rd of June, the English cricket team has remained at the Ageas Bowl or the Rose Bowl ground in Southampton.
Sam Curran is part of the 30-man squad that is currently engaging in the warm-up match ahead of the three-Test series against the West Indies, beginning on the 8th of July.
The first Test would be contested in Southampton while the Old Trafford in Manchester will play hosts for the second and third Test respectively.
Sam Curran to return to training soon:
Following the declaration that he has been tested negative for the deadly pathogen, the Northampton-born left-handed batsman would resume training over the next 24-48 overs. The English Board also conceded their health care professionals would closely monitor him.
Sam Curran has been a crucial part of England’s setup ever since his Test debut in 2018. With the bat and ball, the 22-year-old made notable contributions against India in 2018 at home that resulted in the Englishmen’s series triumph. In 17 Tests so far, Curran has 37 wickets and 711 runs with three half-centuries.