FORMER Colchester and East Essex seamer Reece Topley has been added to the England squad for the T20 World Cup as a travelling reserve.

Topley, who made his first-class debut for Essex in 2011, has been added as a reserve after all-rounder Sam Curran was ruled out with a lower back injury.

The 27-year-old Surrey player, who was born in Ipswich, made his Twenty20 International debut against Australia back in August, 2015.

Curran complained of back pain after Chennai Super Kings' Indian Premier League fixture on Saturday against Rajasthan Royals and a scan later revealed the injury.

He will fly back to the UK in the next couple of days and will have further scans before the England and Wales Cricket Board's medical team review the injury later this week.

Curran's brother, Tom, has also been drafted into England's squad for the T20 World Cup.

The England players and management not at the IPL arrived at their Muscat base earlier on Tuesday and will remain in Oman until October 16 after completing a mandatory quarantine period.

They will head to their tournament base in Dubai next Saturday before starting their campaign on October 23 against the West Indies.

England, who also share a group with Australia, South Africa and two first-round qualifiers, will play warm-up matches against India, on October 18, and New Zealand two days later.

England T20 World Cup squad: E Morgan (c), M Ali, J Bairstow, S Billings, J Buttler, T Curran, C Jordan, L Livingstone, D Malan, T Mills, A Rashid, J Roy, D Willey, C Woakes, M Wood.

Reserves: R Topley, L Dawson, J Vince.