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Younis returns for fifth ODI

Younis Khan has been included in Pakistan's 16-man squad for the fifth ODI against Bangladesh, after making himself available for selection. His decision comes days after opting out of the series citing the need for rest. Upon the conclusion of the second ODI, Younis had asked to be omitted for the remainder of the series, a wish the selectors grated for the subsequent two ODIs.

The selectors have made one more change, bringing in Wahab Riaz, the left-arm seamer, in place of Sohail Khan, who took career-best figures of 3 for 30 in Pakistan's seven-wicket win over Bangladesh yesterday. However, Cricinfo has learned that the selectors were satisfied with Sohail's performance and are looking to "nurture" him for the future, but wanted to give an opportunity to Wahab, who had made his ODI debut in the home series against Zimbabwe.

The fifth ODI, which will be a day-night encounter, will be played in Karachi on April 19.

Squad Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sarfraz Ahmed, Fawad Alam, Bazid Khan, Naumanullah, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Wahab Riaz