Craig Young has been ruled out of Ireland's T20 World Cup campaign with a recurrence of his hip injury.

“Unfortunately, whilst out in Sydney, Craig experienced a recurrence of a chronic issue which we have been managing for quite some time.," said Mark Rausa.

"Craig will now return home for an assessment with our medical specialists to plan out his rehab.”

He will be replaced in the squad by Waringstown's Graham Hume.

The South African born 31 year-old won two caps this summer, taking 0 for 62 in 9 overs in his ODI debut against New Zealand.

Hume also played one T20I in the series win over Afghanistan, taking 0 for 41 in four overs.

Graham Hume gets first cap from Kyle McCallan: Pic by Sportsfile

Ireland could have opted for Clontarf's David Delany in a like-for-like switch, but Head Coach Heinrich Malan seems to be far from convinced of his ability, and has opted for Hume, despite his abilities being better suited to the longer red-ball game.

The Irish squad flies to Melbourne tomorrow where they will play Namibia and Sri Lanka in two official warm-up matches on Tuesday and Thursday.