Younus Khan available against India: PCB

Updated: 24 September 2009 10:29 IST

Younus Khan will lead Pakistan against India in a crucial Champions Trophy match after missing the opening group game against West Indies.

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Younus Khan will lead Pakistan against India in a crucial Champions Trophy match after missing the opening group game against West Indies due to fractured finger on his right hand, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Thursday.

Younus picked up the injury during a practice match last Saturday and Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to a five-wicket win over the West Indies on Wednesday.

Pakistan takes on arch-rival India on Saturday at Centurion before meeting defending champion Australia in the last group match September 30.

"He (Khan) could have been available for the match against West Indies, but team management decided not to take the risk so that he could be fully fit and available for the crunch game against archrivals India," the PCB statement said.

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