Tom Curran replaces Steven Finn in England's Ashes Test squad

7 November 2017, 14:53

Surrey bowler Tom Curran has been called up to England's Ashes squad to replace the injured Steven Finn.

The 22-year-old made his international debut against South Africa earlier this summer in a T20 international at Taunton, taking three wickets.

Curran subsequently won his first ODI cap against West Indies in England's final Royal London ODI of the summer at The Ageas Bowl.

Curran, who has also featured for England Lions and was recently awarded a new contract by Surrey, will fly out on Wednesday to join the rest of the tour party in Adelaide.

"I'm delighted, I'm excited," Curran said.

"It's all pretty new still. I only found out a couple of hours ago. I'm very proud. I'm humbled. It's been a year I'll never forget.

"I'm very excited to get to Australia; very proud and very humbled and privileged to be experiencing this."

Finn has been ruled out for the remainder of England's Ashes tour after scans revealed that he has a torn left knee cartilage.

The Middlesex seamer sustained the injury during practice last week in Perth and will return to the UK in the next 48 hours where he will meet a knee specialist to ascertain whether he will have an operation.