It~~s advantage Pakistan, says Younis

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan believes India have made a mistake by omitting former captain Rahul Dravid for their first two one-day internationals.

Pakistan travel to India on Thursday for five one-day internationals and three Tests.

"Dravid has led from the front and he is a fantastic player," Younis told Reuters on Wednesday.

"If India doesn't perform well in the first two games the blame game will start, and their selectors and team will come under more pressure. It is to our advantage."

Younis, who was named vice-captain for the India tour, said the series would be a defining one for the younger players and those still establishing themselves in the team.

"The pressure is very high playing in India. People have a lot of expectations from you and the media attention and hype is also great," he said.

"It is a make or break tour for players."

Yousuf cleared fit for India tour: Meanwhile Pakistan batsman Yousuf, who had given Pak an injury scare, has passed fitness test ahead of India tour.

"He had a precautionary MRI scan (on his knee) but the reports have shown nothing serious and he will be going to India on schedule (on Thursday)," Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Ehsan Malik told reporters on Wednesday.

Yousuf had complained of knee pain after being struck by a ball during the recent one-day series against South Africa.

Pakistan play five one-dayers and three Tests in India, starting with the first ODI at Guwahati on Monday.


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