Younis Khan

  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan 6 days ago

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad July 10, 2014

    Karachi: The now-defunct chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi had to use his veto powers to have former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan included in the one-day squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Sethi told reporters that he had to interfere in selection matters and convince...
  • Unfit Gul ruled out of Pakistan squad, Younis returns for ODIs against Sri Lanka July 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan pacers Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan have been ruled out of the Test and one-day series in Sri Lanka during August due to fitness problems while senior batsman Younis Khan makes a comeback to the ODI squad after March 2013. Chief selector Moin Khan said that both Gul and...
  • Younis Khan to be left out of ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour July 6, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain, Younis Khan is set to be ignored once again for the one-day internationals after the Pakistan team think-tank met in Lahore at the weekend to discuss plans for the coming tour to Sri Lanka and building a team for the World Cup 2015. According to a well-informed source...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board reverse Younis Khan's demotion June 11, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket authorities on Wednesday reversed a decision to demote star batsman Younis Khan from the top-tier of centrally contracted players following widespread criticism from the media and former players. The 36-year-old was demoted to the second-rung of players in the central contracts announced last week because of a rule preventing...
  • Younis Khan wants a recall for World Cup May 27, 2014

    Ex-captain Younis Khan wants to play at the World Cup next year and thinks he deserves a recall to Pakistan's limited-overs squad after playing more than a decade of international cricket. The 36-year-old Khan has been overlooked by selectors for the one-day format since March 2013, missing 32 matches including two...
  • Former Pak captains advise team to be fearless against India March 20, 2014

    Karachi: All excited about the India-Pakistan clash in the World Twenty20 Championships on Friday, former captains and players here have just one piece of advice for Mohammed Hafeez's men ahead of the high-pressure match - play fearlessly. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said the key to beating India lies in being brave. "If they...
  • Hafeez, Pak team management at loggerheads in World T20: Reports March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Trouble seems to be brewing in the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing World Twenty20 Championships in Bangladesh with rumours circulating of differences between skipper Mohammad Hafeez and the team management. There are reports that Hafeez is not seeing eye to eye with the team management which includes head coach...
  • I don't want to take Pakistan's coaching job: Younis Khan March 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain Younis Khan said he has no intentions of taking up a coaching assignment with the Pakistan team as he wants to call time on his international career gracefully. "Coaching is a very difficult job in Pakistan cricket and I don't want to get involved in any thing which...
  • 3rd Test: Pakistan keen on helpful pitch to level Sri Lanka series January 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan will be desperate to get a helpful pitch for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test starting in Sharjah on Thursday. Captain Misbah-ul Haq was frustrated over the two unresponsive pitches, the first in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka batted resolutely to salvage a...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 January 11, 2014

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test half-century and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten 70 off 123 balls with seven fours after he was flown in...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq revive Pakistan on Day 3 January 10, 2014

    Dubai: Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit fighting half-centuries to lead Pakistan to 132 for 3 in the second innings and narrow Sri Lanka's lead to 91 on the third day of the second Test on Friday. Younis was on 62 off 142 balls with four boundaries while Misbah was on...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3 January 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Pakistan rode on centuries by Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq to finish the second day of the first Test on a healthy 327 for 4 and 123-run lead against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Younis hit 19 fours...
  • 1st Test: Younis and Misbah centuries spur Pakistan to 327 for 4 January 1, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan rode on centuries by Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq to finish the second day of the first Test on a healthy 327-4 and 123-run lead against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Khan hit 19 fours and a six in scoring an unblemished 136 off 198 balls before he...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan set to challenge rusty Sri Lanka December 30, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will be looking to maintain their impeccable recent record in the United Arab Emirates when they meet Sri Lanka in the first of the three-Test series from Tuesday. Pakistan have lost only one Test match out of 10 in the UAE since their home games were shifted to...
  • PCB working on releasing Whatmore: PCB chairman November 9, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan national team is likely to have a new head coach in place of incumbent Dav Whatmore before their full series against Sri Lanka in the UAE starting next month. The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board's interim management committee, Najam Sethi said the PCB was working on releasing the foreign...
  • Younis Khan surprised at getting dropped from ODI team October 21, 2013

    Dubai: Pakistan batsman Younis Khan was surprised Monday after selectors dropped him for the five-match one-day series against South Africa. The 35-year-old Khan said he's fitter than he was at 24 and was not happy about being left off the team for the 50-over format of the game. "It was shocking...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan upset South Africa to lead series October 17, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan handed South Africa their first Test defeat in almost two years and ended their 15-Test unbeaten run after romping to a seven-wicket victory with more than a day to spare in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Pakistan, who have a penchant for dramatic collapses, suffered a few jitters as...
  • Younis Khan strikes form ahead of South Africa Tests October 9, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit a brilliant hundred in the two-day match against hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, providing a batting boost ahead of the forthcoming two-Test series with South Africa. Younis scored 103 in Pakistan's total of 317 for 9 at the Sheikh...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test day 5 September 14, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from day 5 of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe sensed the chance of a long-awaited victory over a top team as Pakistan were 158 for 5 at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test on Friday,...
  • 2nd Test: Zimbabwe forge ahead against Pakistan September 12, 2013

    Harare: Zimbabwe built a 185-run lead by stumps on day three of the second Test having capitalised on a first-innings collapse by Pakistan, which was bowled out for 230 in nine frantic overs on Thursday and lost their last five wickets for 19. Pakistan made a late fightback in the final...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, day 3 September 12, 2013

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Day 2 Roundup: Younis Khan completed 7000 Test runs and thwarted Zimbabwe with an unbeaten 52 to take Pakistan to 163 for 3 at stumps, cutting the hosts' lead to 131 in the deciding Test at Harare Sports...
  • Younis Khan fourth Pakistani to reach 7000 Test runs September 12, 2013

    Harare: Khurram Manzoor and Younis Khan scored half-centuries on Wednesday in a solid Pakistan reply to Zimbabwe's 294 all out on the second day of the second Test at the Harare Sports Club. At the close, Pakistan were 163 for 3 with Younis unbeaten on 52 accompanied by captain Misbah-ul-Haq on...
  • 2nd Test: Younis thwarts Zimbabwe, Pakistan cut deficit September 11, 2013

    Harare: Younis Khan again thwarted Zimbabwe with an unbeaten 52 to take Pakistan to 163 for 3 at stumps on day two of the second Test on Wednesday, cutting the host's lead to 131 in the decider at Harare Sports Club. Younis followed up his game-changing double century in Pakistan's victory...
  • Younis wants to be part of Pak ODI team as well September 7, 2013

    Karachi: Reiterating that he hasn't retired from One-day cricket, senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Saturday said he wants to play for the country in limited-over matches as well. "I have not retired from one-day internationals and I want to play in this form of the game but the selectors are...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan rout Zimbabwe by 221 runs September 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan removed nine Zimbabwe batsmen on the final morning to convincingly win the first Test by 221 runs as the host crumbled to 120 all out at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman had four wickets each to rip the heart out of Zimbabwe's batting...
  • Younis double century turns course of first Test September 7, 2013

    Harare: Pakistan's most accomplished batsman Younis Khan completed an unbeaten double century on Friday to turn the course of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. At the close Zimbabwe, set 342 for victory when Pakistan declared their second innings closed at 419 for 9, were 13 for...
  • 1st Test: Younis, Misbah rescue Pakistan on day 3 September 6, 2013

    Harare: Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq produced fighting half-centuries for Pakistan to lead Zimbabwe by 90 runs with six wickets in hand in the second innings after three days of the first Test on Thursday. Younis was 76 not out and Misbah hit 52 as Pakistan, having conceded a 78-run first-innings lead,...
  • Need to have an IPL-style T20 league in Pakistan: Younis, Shoaib July 26, 2013

    Karachi: Former skippers, Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik, have called on the cricket authorities in Pakistan to organise a domestic Twenty20 league on the lines of the hugely-popular Indian Premier League (IPL) to help revive international cricket in the strife-torn nation. The two seasoned campaigners spoke at the prize distribution ceremony...
  • Afridi, Younis likely to make a comeback June 22, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi and senior batsman Younis Khan have emerged as strong contenders to make a comeback to the national team for the coming tours to West Indies and Zimbabwe after the selectors dumped them for the Champions Trophy. Afridi in particular also made his intentions clear that...