Ireland news May 25, 2016

Young ruled out of Sri Lanka ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Craig Young will not feature against Sri Lanka © Matthew Lewis-IDI/ID

Ireland will be without pace bowler Craig Young for their two ODIs against Sri Lanka next month after he suffered an elbow injury that could require surgery.

Young seems to have become the latest victim of the Hampshire injury curse. The 26-year-old was drafted in by the county after they lost four frontline bowlers in April but only played three games for the 2nd XI.

Ireland, who host Sri Lanka on June 16 and 18, still hope to have Young available for the subsequent ODI series against Afghanistan, which begins on July 10.

A Cricket Ireland spokesperson said: "Craig will undergo further investigative tests on the injury to decide whether he will require surgery. He will miss the games against Sri Lanka, but we would be hopeful he will play a full part in the five-match ODI series against Afghanistan in July."