England news September 26, 2015

Tom Curran added to England performance squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tom Curran finished as the joint-leading wicket-taker in Division Two © Getty Images

Tom Curran, the Surrey pace bowler, has been added to the England Performance Programme for the training camps in South Africa and the UAE.

Curran, 20, who was born in Cape Town, is due to complete his residential qualification period at the end of October and be eligible for England.

He finished the season with 105 wickets in all cricket - 76 of them in the Championship to make him the joint-leading wicket-taker in Division Two - after claiming 10 for 176 against Northamptonshire at The Oval, including 7 for 35 in the first innings when he shared all ten wickets with his younger brother, Sam.

James Whitaker, the national selector, said: "Tom has had a superb season leading the Surrey pace attack, and following confirmation that he is due to complete his residential qualification to play for England at the end of October, we are delighted to add him to the EPP fast bowlers group for the winter."

The EPP is initially split into two sections and Curran will join the fast-bowling group in Potchefstroom for a 10-day camp before linking up with the batting/spin bowling players who will be based in Dubai.

Jake Ball, Craig Miles, Craig and Jamie Overton, Tymal Mills and Olly Stone are the other fast bowlers heading to South Africa.

Sam Curran, 17, has been included in the England U-19 squad for a triangular series in Sri Lanka ahead of next year's U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

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