Andrew White to miss rest of Ireland tour with injury

Andrew White is out of Ireland's tour 'Down Under'
All-rounder Andrew White is out of Ireland's tour 'Down Under'

Andrew White will miss the remainder of Ireland's acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand after suffering a fractured finger.

The 34-year-old, Ireland's most capped player, sustained the injury during the defeat by Queensland Bulls on Tuesday.

White underwent an operation on Wednesday morning to repair the damage and will return to Ireland to begin the recuperation process.

He injured the finger while taking a return catch from centurion Joe Burns.

Ireland tour fixtures
30 September:v Queensland Bulls - lost by 230 runs
2 October:v Queensland Bulls, Redlands Oval, Brisbane
7 October:v Comets/NSW 2nd XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
9 October:v Comets/NSW 2nd XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
16 October:v Northern Districts, Seddon Park, Hamilton
18 October:v New Zealand XI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
21 October:v Canterbury, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
23 October:v Otago, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

White joins Tim Murtagh (knee), Paul Stirling (back) and Max Sorensen (wrist) on the Irish injured list.

Ireland have opted not to replace White, and will continue the tour with the 15 players in their squad for the remainder of the four-week, eight-game tour.

Phil Simmons's side have a chance to exact revenge on the Queensland Bulls after their 230-run loss in their tour opener when the teams meet again on Thursday.

The Irish will hope that the availability of skipper William Porterfield and other English county players Niall O'Brien and Gary Wilson will help ensure a better performance in Brisbane.

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