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Yousuf should play Test cricket only, insists Moin

LAHORE: Former national wicketkeeper Moin Khan believes that former captain Mohammad Yousuf should focus on Test cricket only in order to keep himself fit and thus play for a longer duration at the top level.
“Yousuf should concentrate only on Test cricket,” Moin said. He felt that Yousuf does not warrant selection in the Pakistan World Cup squad due to being dogged by injuries of late.
Although the right-handed batsman was selected for the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa in UAE, he was only able to play the final game before being ruled out of the Test series against the Proteas after a recurrence of his old groin injury. “How can you select a player (for the final ODI) when he has fitness issues and has just recovered ahead of a young guy who has been playing well.”
Moin thinks that the rigours of One-day Internationals and Twenty20 cricket are a bit too much for the Pakistani batting stalwart and that his spot should be filled by the young and impressive right-handed top order batsman Asad Shafiq. “Yousuf has a lot of fitness issues and a young player like Asad should get a chance. Asad was playing well in the ODI series against South Africa but for some reason was dropped for Yousuf.”



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