Islamabad, June 21: Pakistan’s chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said the selection committee would sit down and discuss beleaguered Younis Khan’s future with him after the conclusion of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour.
Younis was left out of the fifth one-dayer, which Pakistan lost to concede the series 3-1, after making only 10 runs in three innings in Sri Lanka.
The veteran batsman was dismissed for 5, 4 and 1 in the ODIs, falling to Thisara Perera twice and Nuwan Kulasekara once, and had made only 67 runs in four innings during Pakistan’s Asia Cup campaign in Bangladesh, The Daily Times reports.
“It’s the duty of the senior cricketers to lead the team, to carry the team and to drive it forward, but if one of your senior players is struggling then that puts pressure on the team,” Qasim said.
“Let the tour of Sri Lanka finish and then we will definitely discuss his future plans with Younus. Younus has of course already requested not to be selected in T20s, I don’t know what he has in mind regarding 50-over cricket. I am sure we will have an amicable chat about his future, as Pakistan needs him for Test cricket for the future,” he added.
“Experience is an invaluable commodity in cricket but you have to be out in the middle performing, which unfortunately Younus has not been doing in 50-over cricket of late,” he said. (ANI)
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