England all-rounder Sam Curran tests negative for Covid-19

Sam Curran has examined unfavorable for Covid-19, easing considerations that the virus had infiltrated England’s ‘bio-secure’ venue on the Ageas Bowl.

Curran felt unwell on Wednesday night time after batting on the primary night of England’s intra-squad warm-up and was instructed to self-isolate in his room on the on-site lodge.

He was assessed by medical employees and obtained a brand new take a look at, having already handed three since arriving within the England ‘bubble’. He has now been given the all-clear once more and can rejoin the group in nets over the weekend.

An announcement from the England and Wales Cricket Board learn: “England’s Sam Curran has examined unfavorable following his Covid-19 take a look at from yesterday.

“The Surrey all-rounder, who had a illness bug has recovered and is presently lacking the intra-group three-day match, which ends at this time, has been self-isolating in his room on the Ageas Bowl.

“He’ll now return to coaching over the subsequent 24-48 hours and might be carefully monitored by the crew physician. Curran will obtain an additional Covid-19 take a look at on Sunday with the remainder of the enjoying and administration group.”

On the pitch, Rory Burns batted a lot of the last morning of England’s warm-up match as he tried to reassert his claims for a Check recall subsequent week.

Surrey opener Burns made 21 on day one on the Ageas Bowl, his first innings in six months since rupturing ankle ligaments whereas enjoying soccer, and adopted with 35 from 77 balls earlier than his dismissal simply earlier than lunch on Friday.

The Surrey captain will hope to have sufficient credit score within the financial institution to regain his spot for the #raisethebat sequence opener on the identical floor subsequent Wednesday, however noticed his hopes of a giant rating perish when Moeen Ali bowled him attacking on the again foot.

Ben Stokes bowls to Rory Burns
Ben Stokes bowls to Rory Burns (Stu Forster/Pool/PA)

There was worse information for Joe Denly, who’s susceptible to the rising competitors for top-order locations, as he was pinned lbw second ball by Jack Leach.

Jos Buttler’s crew started their second innings on the Ageas Bowl with a 54-run lead over Ben Stokes’ facet and reached 95 for 3 after the primary session.

Burns opened alongside the uncapped James Bracey, whose first-innings 85 stays the highest rating of the match, and the pair added a comparatively comfy stand of 61.

James Anderson labored via six overs with the brand new ball with out inflicting undue concern, whereas Lewis Gregory’s surprising promotion as his companion proved a delicate experiment.

Bracey and Burns introduced up the half-century within the 15th over, each contributing 22 earlier than the Gloucestershire prospect top-edged a brief ball from Stokes to fine-leg. The 23-year-old arrived in camp as one of many lesser recognized members of the 30-man get together however exits this match together with his popularity significantly enhanced.

Burns greeted the arrival of Leach’s spin by launching the spinner for six over midwicket, however the left-armer hit again by trapping Denly clear in entrance of the stumps for a single.

Whether or not he can maintain off the relative claims of Zak Crawley and the uncapped Dan Lawrence within the subsequent choice assembly stays to be seen, however the latter was stored in reserve as each Ollie Pope (16 not out) and Buttler (14no) took the possibility to get a while within the center.

Buttler arrived after Burns was dismissed by Moeen, dropping his stumps as he tried to slash via cowl. Dom Bess’ return of two for 20 put him in pole place among the many 5 spinners on present however each Moeen and Leach will hope for additional probabilities to use strain.

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