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Younis was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup preliminary squad, after scoring four scintillating centuries in the Test series against both Australia and New Zealand since October.
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Pakistan’s veteran batsman Younis Khan expressed his delight after being recalled to the ODI squad, that has raised his hopes of a final campaign in next year’s World Cup.
Younis was recalled to the one-day squad, as well as the 30-man World Cup preliminary squad, after scoring four scintillating centuries in the Test series against both Australia and New Zealand since October. He hoped to justify his recall in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting in Dubai on Monday and added that he is a ‘happy man’ to be back, The Dawn reported.
Younis, who played just one limited over game in August this year after a 17-month hiatus due to lack of form, also said that he hopes he does well in this series and then the World Cup, as it is ‘very important’.
The batsman, who has not scored a one-day hundred for six years, hoped Pakistan would defeat New Zealand in the one-day trophy after both the preceding Tests and Twenty20 series finished all square at 1-1.
He said that Pakistan ‘doesn’t want to share this one-day series’, adding that he hopes Pakistan would do well in the ODIs. Younis also added that he would like to bat at number three.
Younis feels that Pakistan could lift only their second World Cup trophy, having won it in 1992 in Australia. He said that they have a good chance in the World Cup, because they have players in their side who can do well there.