Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour due to fitness issues, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed.
Irfan, who was earlier called into the squad as replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez, managed to claim two wickets in just five legitimate overs he bowled in the fourth ODI against England at Headingley before going off with cramps.
Pakistan went on to lose that match by four wickets to go down 4-0 in the five-match series against Eoin Morgan’s side. The two sides will play their final match today in Cardiff.
“Irfan initially suffered cramps in his hamstring in that match (at Headingley) and came off to receive treatment. He returned to play and later on complained about cramps in his left and right calf that prevented him bowling further in the match,” the PCB was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
The cricket board further informed that the 34-year-old bowler would now head home and work on his fitness in the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Pakistan have now recalled Hasan Ali for the lone T20 international against England, which is to be held on September 7 at Old Trafford in Manchester.