The future of Younis Khan’s one-day career looks uncertain after Pakistan’s team management decided to drop him from a 30-man initial squad for the Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in June.

[caption id="attachment_95" align="alignright" width="300"]Younis scored 116 runs in recent ODI series against South Africa (Photo: BCCI) Younis scored 116 runs in recent ODI series against South Africa (Photo: BCCI)[/caption]

Younis batting prowess has been on the wane for quite a while and in the recent ODI series against South Africa, which Pakistan lost 3-2, he managed to score just 116 runs at an average of 23.20.

The event is to be held in England from June 3-23 and Pakistan are in group B along with South Africa, India and West Indies.

Group A includes New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England and defending champions Australia.

The news of Younis, 35, mulling over to retire from the limited-over cricket had been doing the rounds in Pakistani media, but sources close to the batsman refuted the reports.

Younis gave up from the T20 following the team’s victory in 2009 World Twenty20 in England under his captaincy.

Making his debut in 2000, Younis has so far scored 7014 runs in 253 ODIs at 31.88.

Another major dropout from the coming tournament is allrounder Abdur Razzaq who hasn’t been part of the ODI team since November 2011.

30-man squad: Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Ahmed Shehzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Sohail Tanvir, Hammad Azam, Azhar Ali, Shahid Afridi, Asad Ali, Anwar Ali, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Imran Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Yasir Arafat, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Zulfiqar Babar, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan.
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