David Delany was ruled out of Ireland’s T20 World Cup qualifiers campaign. Due to a knee injury and will now be replaced by medium-pacer Barry McCarthy.
While putting in a dive in the game against Jersey. David Delany injured his knee and scans later indicated a meniscal tear in his knee.
Mark Rausa, Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services for Cricket Ireland.”David Delany said dived in the field during our game with Jersey. It clears that he had sustained an injury to his knee. Although he tried to continue with his overs. He had to stop halfway through his third and came off the field for assessment.”
“He was sent for an MRI scan immediately, Which was reported on by ICC recommended radiologists in Abu Dhabi and by our team of radiologists in Dublin. Both confirming that he has sustained a meniscal tear in his left knee. He will travel home tomorrow and will see an orthopedic consultant for an opinion on his ongoing management and rehab,” he added.
Having made his debut in the T20I tri-series in Ireland in September, Delany has picked up six victims in the tournament thus far. Incidentally, he wasn’t part of the recently-concluded Pentangular T20I Series in Oman as a result of study commitments but joined the squad for the Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, McCarthy has bagged 10 scalps at 25.9 in the shortest format for Ireland. However, he hasn’t played for Ireland in the T20 version since June 2018. McCarthy has also represented the English County Durham.