Pakistan Leave Out Younus Khan

Younus Khan and Pakistan team-mates
Younus Khan has been left out of Pakistan ODI squad to play Australia
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Pakistan have left experienced batsman Younus Khan out of their One-Day International squad to take on Australia in a series that begins next month in the United Arab Emirates.

Younus left Pakistan's most recent ODI series against Sri Lanka early following a family bereavement but the selectors have decided against recalling him.

Batsmen Asad Shafiq and Umar Amin as well as wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed and spinner Raza Hasan have been recalled to the squad as fast bowler Mohammad Talha, batsman Sharjeel Khan and spinners Saeed Ajmal and Zulfiqur Babar miss out.

Ajmal is currently banned from bowling and is undergoing remedial work on his action while Hasan is uncapped at ODI level although he has played seven Twenty20 Internationals.

Hasan is included in a Twenty20 squad that also sees a recall for batsman Awais Zia, who played three T20Is against England in 2012 and uncapped leg-spinning all-rounder Saad Nasim also picked.

Shahid Afridi will captain the side after he was reappointed as skipper earlier this month.

The Twenty20 match opens the series on 3rd October before the ODIs are played on 5th, 8th and 10th October.

Two Test matches conclude Australia's tour.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz

Pakistan T20I squad: Shahid Afridi (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Awais Zia, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Saad Nasim, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz

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