Younis out as Pakistan bat

2012-02-18 13:14

Dubai - Pakistan were forced to leave out experienced batsman Younis Khan because of high fever as they won the toss and decided to bat in the third day-night international against England at the Dubai Stadium on Saturday.

Down 2-0 after defeats of 130 and 20 runs in the first two of four matches, Pakistan had to bring in batsman Asad Shafiq and wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal for Younis and Abdul Rehman.

England remained unchanged from their first two matches.


Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Akmal (wk), Adnan Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema

Alastair Cook (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

TV umpire: Kumara Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)