Pakistan star Mohammad Irfan is a doubt for his side’s crunch World Cup quarter-final clash with Australia on Friday.
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According to the Dominion Post, Irfan suffered a recurrence of a hip injury.
Irfan underwent MRI scans in Adelaide on Monday after complaining of pain in his right hip, with Pakistan physio Brad Robinson saying a decision on his availability for the do-or-die clash would be made late on Tuesday.
“Late Monday afternoon, Irfan underwent an MRI scan. According to Team Pakistan physiotherapist Brad Robinson, the detailed report from the radiologists would be available on Tuesday,” a Pakistan Cricket Board statement read.
“A decision will then be taken on his availability for the forthcoming quarterfinal against Australia.”
The 32-year-old has struggled with injury over his career and has been limited to 50-over and T20 cricket.
The 216cm giant has been one of Pakistan’s star performers in Australia and New Zealand and his loss would come as a huge blow to a side looking to defeat Australia on its home turf.