ADELAIDE: Pakistan’s spearhead pacer Mohammad Irfan is out of World Cup due to hip injury, ARY News reported.
“Irfan underwent an MRI scan on Monday afternoon and the radiologist’s report showed a stress injury of the pelvis but was inconclusive,” said a PCB release.
Brad Robinson, the Pakistan team’s physiotherapist, ordered a more detailed scan, which was carried out Tuesday afternoon, and it reconfirmed a stress fracture in the pelvis.
“This injury rules Irfan out of the World Cup,” said Robinson.
Young pacer Ehsaan Adil replaced the Irfan in the match against Ireland. Now, it will be interested to see whether Pakistan will go with the same choice or include leg spinner Yasir Shah in the crucial game against Australia.
Yasir Shah had played only single game in World Cup against India. He bowled 8 overs and remained wicket-less conceding 60 runs.
It should be noted that the seven foot left arm pacer has taken eight wickets in World Cup 2015 with best bowling figures of 4/30 against Zimbabwe.
The green shirts will take on co-hosts Australia in the quarter final of the pinnacle event on Friday.