9 Dec 2009

Yousuf to continue captaining Pakistan

5:39 am on 9 December 2009

Mohammad Yousuf has been retained as the Pakistan cricket captain for the test and one-day international series in Australia later this month.

Yousuf will lead the side after regular captain Younus Khan made himself unavailable for the tour which includes three tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.

Younus pulled out of the test tour of New Zealand last month after his team lost a one-day series to the Kiwis in Abu Dhabi, citing his poor form with the bat. Yousuf led the side in his absence.

The selectors have dropped reserve wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and Yasir Arafat for the Australia tour.