|Event:||ICC Champions Trophy 2009/10|
DateLine: 24th September 2009
Pakistan skipper Younis Khan has been cleared for the team's next match against arch-rival India at Centurion on September 26.
Younis, recovering from a finger injury, missed their first game against West Indies, due to a hair-line fracture in his little finger of right hand. Pakistan eventually won by five wickets under stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi.
"Younis suffered a minor hairline fracture in his right hand finger during Pakistan's practice match, but he will play against India," a PCB statement read.
"He is under medication and could have been available for the match against West Indies but the team management decided not to take risk so that he could be fully fit and available for the crunch game against India on September 26 at centurion," the statement continued.
The match would be the first international encounter between both the sides since relations between the two countries soured following the Mumbai terror attacks last year. This background is also helping build up a hype around the clash.
Meanwhile, Pakistan manager Yawar Saeed also told Geo Super channel that Younus had held a net session without taking any pain killer.
"It is a good sign and he will have more nets before the match against India. But he played without the help of pain killer injections, so we remain hopeful," Saeed added.