Irfan to fly home following death of his mother

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Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan is to fly home from the tour of Australia following the death of his mother.

Irfan was recalled for the five-match series against the world champions after he was overlooked for the 5-0 whitewash of West Indies.

The 34-year-old's impressive domestic form earned his a place in the squad to take on Australia, but the left-arm quick is set to return to his homeland following his mother's passing.

Pakistan have not named a replacement for Irfan, who has taken 83 ODI wickets at an average of 30.71.

The first game of the series will be played at the Gabba on Friday.