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Younis Khan left out of Pakistan ODI squad to face Australia

Younis Khan has been left out of Pakistan's squad for their one-day international series against Australia next month.

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The 36-year-old batsman was recalled for the recent ODI series defeat in Sri Lanka, but made only three runs in his solitary innings before flying home following the death of his nephew.

Younis had spoken of his desire to secure a place in Pakistan's squad for the ICC World Cup next year, but his chances of achieving that were dealt a blow when he was overlooked for the a three-match showdown against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

Batsmen Umar Amin and Asad Shafiq are back in the squad along with wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, while opening batsmen Sharjeel Khan and pace bowler Mohammad Talha miss out.

Left-arm spinner Raza Hasan gets a chance in the absence of the Saeed Ajmal, who has been banned from international cricket due to an illegal bowling action.

The selectors have rung the changes for a one-off Twenty20 international against Australia in Dubai on October 5, with batsman Saad Nasim handed his first call-up,

Junaid Khan has been dropped, as left-arm seamers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan come into the squad and Anwar Ali is also included along with Awais Zia.

Experienced duo Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal are also absent from the squad after being included for the ICC World T20.

Pakistan ODI squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq [captain], Asad Shafiq, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan

Pakistan T20 squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Amin, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi [captain], Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Saad Nasim, Awais Zia, Bilawal Bhatti, Raza Hasan

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