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Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Irfan has announced that he is “focusing on the 2015 World Cup” after it was revealed that he did not need hip surgery.
Irfan fractured his hip during the second Twenty20 International against South Africa in November.
“I know I have to manage my workload and playing Tests is an added pressure, hence I have decided to play T20s and ODIs only,” Irfan told ESPNcricinfo. “I will have to ensure that I don’t get dropped. I don’t know what the selectors have decided for me for this year, but I am focusing on the 2015 World Cup.
“I am disappointed at missing a lot of cricket but I am working hard on my fitness and ensuring this time that I can go a long way without breaking down.”
Irfan added that he was looking forward to bowling in Australia and New Zealand, which is where the World Cup will be held, as the pitches in both countries will help make his pace and bounce even more lethal.
“It’s a big event for every player,” he said. “In Australia, the pitches are very bouncy and are suitable for me and I can do well. If I can sustain 100% fitness, I will be able to win matches single-handedly.”