Injured Tim Murtagh To Miss The ODI Against England
Ireland pacer Tim Murtagh has been removed from the squad for the Royal London One-Day International against England on Friday due to injury.
Murtagh suffered a torn hamstring while representing Middlesex during their county match against Durham earlier this week.
The 33-year-old who has always been injury-prone will undergo an MRI scan to assess his latest fitness debacle.
A fractured foot denied Murtagh an opportunity to feature in Ireland’s World Cup squad earlier this year.
The ODI against England was supposed to be the experienced pacer’s first match for Ireland since recovering from the injury.
Meanwhile, Cricket Ireland haven’t named a replacement for Murtagh as the squad already comprises of 14 members for the solitary ODI.
Murtagh's last appearance for Ireland was exactly one-year ago against Sri Lanka in May 2014 where he registered an impressive figure of 2-21 from his 10 overs in Dublin.
Ireland squad to play England: William Porterfield (Captain), Andy Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andy McBrine, John Mooney, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien (wkt), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wkt), Craig Young
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