Younis Khan will be seeking redemption when he leads Pakistan against New Zealand in a limited-overs series starting next week on neutral grounds in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan went down to New Zealand in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy in South Africa, a loss which almost cost him his career.
"New Zealand did very well in the Champions Trophy and I hope we could avenge our defeat by playing as a team against them," Younis said.
He faced some harsh criticism — including from parliamentarians — following back-to-back losses to Australia and New Zealand to finish the Champions Trophy.
He tried to quit as captain soon after meeting with the members of lower house's standing committee on sports, which cleared Pakistan team of match-fixing allegations.