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Sarfraz Ahmed to miss Australia ODI after mother falls ill

Updated Jan 10, 2017 04:18pm

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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.

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M.Mudassir Siddiqui Jan 10, 2017 04:19pm

Big Blow

khan Jan 10, 2017 04:31pm

OH without Sarfraz middle order is good for nothing , he is the one performing consistently will miss him badly...wish his mother recover soon from illness and sarfraz will join the team by the 3rd ODI ..

raj Jan 10, 2017 04:38pm

Get well soon

Farjad Jan 10, 2017 04:58pm

So back to the good old Akmals I believe :P

Fiz Jan 10, 2017 05:14pm

Rough time ahead for Azhar Ali. No hope, no scope.

TK Jan 10, 2017 05:38pm

Pakistan will somehow be more competitive in the one day series. I have this feeling. The result will be 3-2.

ehsan Jan 10, 2017 05:42pm

Why send Kamran when Rizwan is already there.

PHILOSOPHER (FROM JAPAN) Jan 10, 2017 06:52pm

May God give his mother a fastest recovery and good health.

IMran Jan 10, 2017 07:12pm

Ahmad Shahzad or Kamran Akmal or Fakhar Zaman should be sent as his replacement.

Nainesh Jan 10, 2017 08:16pm

@TK 5-0 unless rain spoils the game

Syed Haider Jan 10, 2017 09:00pm

Praying for his mother

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 10, 2017 09:17pm

Big blow. Sarfaraz is our best batsmen and a wonderful leader. May God give his mother health.

HK Jan 10, 2017 09:27pm

Parents are the best gift of nature. Wish her mother a quick recovery and a health you life.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 10, 2017 09:33pm

No need for any Akmal. We already have one in the team by the name of Umer Akmal. Rizwan is the backup for Sarfaraz and Umer Akmal is also there. If you want to send a replacement. Send a backup batsmen.

MOWLA-J Jan 10, 2017 09:50pm

useless pathetic cricketer...dropped so many catches in the TESTS and batting was horrible....

AH Jan 11, 2017 04:45am

We will miss Sarfraz Ahmed

he should be a Captain when he returns

AG Swabi Jan 12, 2017 10:28pm

Good decision Sarfraz bhai!!…..mother is priceless!!