Younis Khan’s ODI career in shambles after Champions Trophy snub

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Khan has not been an asset to the ODI squad for a number of years now

Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan’s ODI career has been left in absolute shambles after he was snubbed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the upcoming Champions Trophy in June.

Khan did not even make it into the initial 30-man squad after the PCB decided that he was well past his prime in the format, especially after his disappointing performance against South Africa in the recent ODI series.

Khan only managed to score 116 runs at an average of 23.20 in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which the Proteas ended up winning 3-2.

The veteran has struggled to score runs in ODIs over the past few years as well, averaging less than 25 in three out of the last four years and his latest ODI century came way back in 2008.

The other major exclusion from Pakistan’s Champions Trophy squad is all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, who has been shunned by the PCB after he launched a scathing attack against Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez during the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka last September.

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