John Anderson has been ruled out of the third ODI against Afghanistan on Thursday as he undertakes a return to play protocol after suffering a blow to the head while batting in Tuesday’s second ODI.
Anderson scored 26 batting at three in his sixth ODI appearance for Ireland as Afghanistan beat their hosts by 39-runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The Leinster Lightning captain was struck on the helmet by a Shapoor Zadran bouncer in the 30th over of the game, and has since shown symptoms of a concussion, meaning he will not be available for at least the third match in the series on today.
Before being available for selection again, Anderson must complete a return to play protocol
Anderson will remain part of the squad in Belfast during his recovery.
Play in the fourth ODI gets under way at Stormont at 10:45am.