South African-born Surrey paceman Tom Curran will receive his Test debut for England in the Ashes Boxing Day match.
The 22-year-old has been called up to the side to replace Craig Overton, who sustained a cracked rib in the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Curran, who was born in Cape Town, represented KwaZulu-Natal Inland at U15, U17 and U19 levels having attended Hilton College in Durban.
He was scouted by former Surrey captain Ian Greig and asked to play for the Surrey 2nd XI in 2012. This resulted in a transfer to Wellington College in September 2012.
The 22-year-old made his senior debut for Surrey in a List A match against Essex in August 2013, and his first-class debut against Cambridge University in April 2014.
He was also named in the Cape Town Knight Riders’ squad for the first season of the T20 Global League, which was postponed for 2018.
Curran received his first England squad call-up in February 2017 for England’s West Indies ODI tour, as cover for Jake Ball.
His first start for England came in the form of a T20I, against South Africa on 23 June 2017 at Taunton. He finished with figures of 3-33, which included a wicket in his opening over to remove Reeza Hendricks.
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