Sorensen to miss tour of Australia and New Zealand

"It's obviously bitterly disappointing for Max to miss out on the tour which is so vital to our World Cup preparations"

“It’s obviously bitterly disappointing for Max to miss out on the tour which is so vital to our World Cup preparations”

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Ireland pace bowler Max Sorensen has been ruled out of the national team’s tour of Australia and New Zealand next month after sustaining a fractured right wrist during the recent ODI series against Scotland.

Gloucestershire seamer Graeme McCarter has been named as Sorensen’s replacement.

“It’s obviously bitterly disappointing for Max to miss out on the tour which is so vital to our World Cup preparations, but it gives Graeme a great chance to impress after he just missed out on the initial selection,” Ireland head coach Phil Simmons said.

It has also been announced that batsman Paul Stirling will miss the tour after succumbing to a back injury, which now requires further investigation.

Stirling has not responded well to treatment and will now undergo further scans.

It has been confirmed that no one will replace Stirling, which means that Ireland’s 18-man squad has been cut down to 17.

“We’ll know more about his prognosis when he sees the specialist, but [we] felt it best that he recuperates in the UK before making a final decision on his involvement on the tour,” Simmons said.

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