Pakistan star Mohammad Irfan will miss the remainder of the World Cup after scans revealed the bowler is suffering from a stress fracture in the pelvis.
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The 32-year-old missed Sunday’s win over Ireland with the injury.
Irfan’s 216cm frame has been battered by injury of late, however, it did not stop the veteran from taken eight wickets in five matches during the World Cup, including a 4-30 performance against Zimbabwe.
According to the BBC, Junaid Khan could replace Irfan in the squad after making a return to club cricket in Pakistan.
Khan was left out of Pakistan’s 15-man squad prior to the tournament after suffering a hamstring injury, but Irfan’s misfortune has handed the 24-year-old a shot at playing in the World Cup knockout stages.
Pakistan faces co-hosts Australia at Adelaide Oval on Friday.