KARACHI, Pakistan: Record-breaking Test batsman Younis Khan was recalled in Pakistan’s one-day squad against England starting next week, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday.
Veteran batsman Younis was not considered in Pakistan’s one-day squad after the Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March this year.
Younis during the Test series against England become Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter and scored his 30th Test hundred.
“Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved the Pakistan squad for the four-match ODI series which commences on November 11 at Abu Dhabi following the recommendation of the selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid,” PCB said in a media release.
Younis was in a hot discussions by experts for induction in the one-day and finally got selectors nod.
Chief selector Haroon is in United Arab Emirates to finalize the team in consultations with chief coach Waqar Younis.
Other got selection included in the team opener Babar Azam, wicketkeeper/batsman Muhammad Rizwan, all-rounders Bilal Asif and Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin and left arm spinner Zafar Gohar.
“Keeping in view his current form, Younis Khan has been included in the squad to land stability to the middle order batting. Now it is up to Younis to prove that he could meet the demands of the modern-day one-day cricket and play according to the team management’s game plan,” Chief Selector Haroon Rashid, said.
“Zafar Gohar has been included in place of injured Imad Wasim, who is expected to be fit before the T20 series,” he said.
Pakistan ODI squad: Azhar Ali (Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin, Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Irfan, Rahat Ali and Bilal Asif.