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Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan has returned to the ODI squad for the upcoming four-match series against England.
Khan’s last ODI for Pakistan came during the 2015 World Cup, where he only scored 43 runs in three matches before being dropped.
While Khan has been a force to be reckoned with in Test cricket, having scored eight centuries in his last 15 matches, his ODI record is a lot less daunting as he has only made one century since 2008, which came against New Zealand in December last year.
“Keeping in view his current form, Younis Khan has been included in the squad to land stability to the middle-order batting,” Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rashid said. “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.”
It has also been confirmed that Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim have not been included in the squad as they are both recovering from injuries.
The only other change made to the squad was the inclusion of uncapped left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar.
Pakistan squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Bilal Asif