Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.com.

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience

.

Sarfraz Ahmed to miss Australia ODI after mother falls ill

Updated January 10, 2017

Wicket keeper Sarfraz Ahmed is set to return to Pakistan after his mother fell seriously ill in Karachi, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Media Director Amjad Hussain told DawnNews on Tuesday.

Sarfraz will return to Pakistan on the first available flight to see his mother, PCB sources said.

Sarfraz's return is a second blow to the Pakistan One Day International squad, which is to face Australia without paceman Muhammad Irfan, whose mother passed away earlier this week. Irfan will be replaced by Junaid Khan.

According to PCB sources, Muhammad Hafeez will join the Pakistan team today, whereas Khan will join his teammates tomorrow.

Pakistan and Australia will face off in Brisbane on Jan 13.