The much talented and limelight of Pakistan batting Younis Khan will miss the first pink ball test against the giants of world cricket West Indies.

Younis Khan was suffering from dengue and has not yet recovered fully from the disease, he is still in a recovering stage, and the doctors have told him to take rest for atleast 10 days so he will not be seen in the upcoming series.

“Younis has informed chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq that he won’t able to play the first Test. The selectors are yet to announce the squad, but it’s confirmed that Younis will not take part in the opening game in Dubai. He asked for rest to be fully fit before his national selection since he has recently recovered from dengue,” a PCB official told the website on Thursday (October 6).

He was having high fever last month and after that the virus was detected and he was sent to hospital for further treatment.

Pakistan leading run-scorer in Test cricket, Younis last missed a Test match in May 2011, which was also against West Indies. Younis’s absence for the opening game means that he won’t be part of a historic Test as the Test will mark Pakistan’s maiden international five-day outing under lights with the pink ball.