Ireland’s all-rounder Gareth Delany, who was ruled out of the Netherlands tour will undergo surgery on his injured knee following a medical assessment.
Delany complained of pain during the warm-up sessions before the Munster Reds versus Northern Knights fixture on May 27 & as a result, he didn’t hit the field for the match. He withdrew from the international squad that has traveled to the Netherlands. While Ben White took the place of Gareth Delany in the touring squad.
Announcing the development, Mark Rausa, the head of sports science, Physiotherapy & Medical Services for Cricket Ireland said, “Unfortunately, Gareth didn’t take part in Munster Reds versus Northern knights match at Pembroke after he sustained a knee injury during the warm-ups”.
“Gareth Delany’s knee injury will require an explanatory surgery after a review with our knee specialist following his injury at the recent Munster Reds match against Northern knights”, added Mark Rausa.
“As this time we are unable to give timeframes on recovery & return to play until after the surgery when we will better understand the extent of the injury & subsequent plan. However, it is expected that he will begin his rehabilitation & recovery immediately after surgery”, said Mark Rausa.
Meanwhile, in the 2nd ODI of Ireland vs Netherland series, blistering half-centuries from Paul Stirling & Andy Balbirnie helped Ireland to beat the Netherlands by massive eight wickets. And thereby leveled up the three-match ODI series at 1-1. The Netherlands were wrapped up in the final over for 157 runs with Craig Young & Joshua little picking four wickets each.
In reply to Netherlands’ 157 runs total, Ireland chased down the target in just 43 overs. The third & the final ODI between both the teams will be palyed on Monday at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd in Utrecht.
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