Sorensen replaces Murtagh in Ireland’s World Cup squad

Sorensen has replaced Murtagh in Ireland's World Cup squad

Sorensen has replaced Murtagh in Ireland’s World Cup squad

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Ireland have included all-rounder Max Sorensen in their World Cup squad as a replacement for pace bowler Tim Murtagh.

Murtagh underwent surgery after he fractured his foot while training with the national team in Dubai earlier this month.

“It is heart-breaking news for Tim so close to the World Cup and the squad and all the staff at Cricket Ireland are thinking of him,” head coach Phil Simmons said. “We are lucky that Max has been out here in Dubai with us as part of a group of fast bowlers working with National Academy Manager Craig Hogan. [He] is well placed to join the squad straight away for what is a tough tournament ahead in Australia and New Zealand.

“We would like to thank the Middlesex medical team for their support.

“We wish Tim our very best and hope that he can get fully fit for the start of the county season and our ODI against England at Malahide on May 8th.”

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