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Surrey fast bowler Tom Curran to join England squad in West Indies

Tom Curran has 147 wickets from 42 first-class games
Tom Curran has 147 wickets from 42 first-class games

Surrey fast bowler Tom Curran has been added to the England squad for the away One-Day International series against West Indies.

The 21-year-old has featured in 42 first-class games where he picked 147 wickets including six five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket haul and snared 16 wickets in three games for England Lions against Sri Lanka A and Afghanistan.

Curran will provide cover to Jake Ball, who suffered a knee injury during the warm up game against West Indies Cricket Board XI.

In a statement released by England and Wales Cricket Board, Curran said he is excited to join the national squad.

"It's all pretty surreal right now," said Curran.

"I can't wait to get out there."

South Africa born Curran became eligible to play for England based on residential grounds in October 2015 and has been part of the Surrey squad since 2013.

The three-match ODI series will be played between 3rd and 9th March in Antigua and Barbados.

England squad for ODI series against West Indies:

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, vice captain), Jason Roy (Surrey), Sam Billings (Kent), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Tom Curran (Surrey)

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