Pacer Mohammad Irfan is returning to Pakistan after his mother’s demise, a Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed to Cricingif on Monday.
Irfan has not donned national colours since September last year, after he was limped off the field due to cramps during the fourth of the five-One-Day Internationals (ODI) against England. He was expected to return to the international scene during Pakistan’s first limited-overs fixture against Australia this Friday.
Due to his extraordinary height, the 34-year-old was deemed to spearhead the touring party’s pace attack on the quick wickets Down Under.
Pakistan were at the receiving end of a 3-0 Test whitewash earlier in the month, their fourth consecutive in Australia. Irfan, however, was not a part of the fast bowling line-up, which included Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Rahat Ali, and Sohail Khan.
In his 60-match ODI career, Irfan has picked up 83 scalps at 30.