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Boyd Rankin: Ireland and Warwickshire bowler out for rest of season

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Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg.

Rankin will miss Ireland’s forthcoming one-day matches against Pakistan, South Africa and Australia as well as the Intercontinental Cup and Twenty20 games against Hong Kong.

The 32-year-old fractured his left tibia during a training session.

Ireland will not replace the paceman in their squad for the games against Pakistan at Malahide.

“It’s obviously a blow to lose a bowler of Boyd’s quality and experience at such a crucial juncture of the season, but these things happen in sport and we wish Boyd a speedy recovery,” Cricket Ireland head coach John Bracewell said.

Rankin has taken 308 wickets in 92 first-class matches and played in the final test for England against Australia in the 2013-14 Ashes series in Sydney.

“It’s extremely frustrating to lose Boyd during such a key point in the season,” Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown told the club website.