The veteran Pakistani batsman, Younis Khan, has been included in the Pakistan squad for the second Test match against West Indies which will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Younis missed the first Test match of the series as he was unfit to participate in the opening game of Test series. He was still recovering from the dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease. Doctors advised him to take some rest and thus he missed the first Test match.
Babar Azam, the former U19 skipper, who smashed 3 back to back centuries in One-day series was handed over the debut cap in absence of his senior. Babar grabbed the opportunity scoring half century with the pink ball but now it looks like he will be dropped for the next game as he is the only option to be dropped so as to open the comeback window for Younis Khan.
Younis recently scored a brilliant double century in the fourth and final test match against England at The Oval. His innings helped Pakistan to win the final game and draw the series in the end.
Currently, the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies is in operation with both the teams having an equal chance of winning the game. West Indies still needs 251* runs to win the game with 7* wickets still in hands.