Reuters India – LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Surrey’s 19-year-old all-rounder Sam Curran was handed his first England cap on Friday after Ben Stokes was ruled out for the second test against Pakistan at Headingley.

Summary

  • LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Surrey’s 19-year-old all-rounder Sam Curran was handed his first England cap on Friday after Ben Stokes was ruled out for the second test against Pakistan at Headingley.
  • “Stokesy’s not fit so Sam Curran makes his debut,” said captain Joe Root.
  • His older brother Tom played two tests in England’s recent Ashes defeat in Australia while late father Kevin played for Zimbabwe.
  • Pakistan, who beat England by nine wickets in the first test at Lord’s, won the toss and opted to bat.
  • Curran was one of three changes made by England with Chris Woakes replacing Mark Wood and Keaton Jennings in for Mark Stoneman.


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