KARACHI: Veteran Test batsman Younis Khan has been ruled out from the first Test against the West Indies, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

Younis, who is recovering from dengue virus, told Inzamam-ul-Haq that he is yet to regain full fitness, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said.

The official further said that Younis has asked for a window of 8-10 days before he can take on the field.

Pakistan are scheduled to take on the Windies in the three-Test match series, starting October 13.

The first Test will be a pink-ball affair in Dubai, making Pakistan only the second board to host a day-night game.

It is has been learnt that Babar Azam, who astonished the cricket fraternity with three consecutive centuries against the West Indies during the recently concluded three-match One-Day International series, will replace the 38-year-old.

The final squad for the series is to be announced on October 8. There are no major changes expected in the Test squad which toured England earlier in the summer.

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