Younis ruled out for England tour: Afridi

Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10:50 [IST]
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'Younis ruled out for England tour'

Lahore: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that though he desperately wanted senior batsman Younis Khan in the squad for the upcoming Test series in England, issues ranging from lack of match-practice to past disciplinary problems prevented him from being selected.

“I wanted Younis to be in the team but besides the issue of his recent form there was also a bit of disciplinary issue with him," said Afridi.

Afridi, however, said that he was satisfied with the team that was picked up for the Asia Cup and also for the Test series against Australia and hosts England.

“One must understand I don"t" alone pick the team, the input of the coach and selectors is also involved in this process," Afridi said.

Though Pakistan managed to win only one match in the Asia Cup, the flashy all rounder said he was satisfied with his team"s performance in the quadrangular tournament.

“I am pleased with the confidence level of the new players and I am sure they will go and perform well in England. We are working hard on each player and show him his mistakes with the help of the video analyst the focus is on cricket in the team," said Afridi.


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