LAHORE – Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has come back to Pakistan after his mother passed away on Monday.

Being named in the squad for the five-match ODI series against the Baggie Greens, Irfan was informed of his mother’s death during practice.

Reports from Australia suggest that the tall bowler is likely to miss the majority of the series.

Pakistan are looking to recover from their Test series loss against the hosts recently, so Irfan withdrawing is seen as a blow for Mickey Arthur’s men.

Junaid Khan has been called up to Pakistan’s ODI squad as Irfan’s replacement.

The first of five one-day matches will be played in Brisbane on Friday followed by Melbourne (January 15), Perth (January 19), Sydney (January 22) and Adelaide (January 26).