Younis added to Pakistan squad for second Test

Younis Khan missed the first Test against West Indies after being advised rest as he recovered from dengue © AFP

Pakistan have added batsman Younis Khan to their squad for the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi, which starts from October 21. Younis’ inclusion is the only change to the squad for the ongoing first Test.

Younis had missed the first Test after being advised extended rest as he recovered from a bout of dengue. The 38-year-old batsman had contracted a high fever last month that was later diagnosed as the mosquito-borne disease dengue, and he underwent treatment at a Karachi hospital. The illness also forced him out of the first round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament.

Before the match in Dubai, Younis had last missed a Test in May 2011 and played 41 successive matches in that period, scoring 3839 runs at an average of 59.06. He is now Pakistan’s leading run-getter in Tests with 9456 runs at 53.72, and in his last appearance scored 218 against England at The Oval.

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