I highly doubt that Younis Khan or anyone in the Pakistan team management reads Well Pitched, but one may be fooled to think otherwise if they had read this post yesterday.
Here's the particular excerpt from the post that I'm talking about.
Despite suggesting Yousuf's and Misbah's ouster from the ODI team, I certainly did not expect Younis Khan to actually do that.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Pakistan make the changes I thought they should.
In my view, it was the right decision.
The desired result was not achieved as Pakistan collapsed to 168, but at least the effort to blood young and promising talent at the expense of tried and tested seniors, who keep failing, was there.
Both Fawad Alam and Umar Akmal have done more than enough at the domestic level and A-team tours to command a place in Pakistan's middle order.
Their failure today should be looked at with one eye on the future. One failure should not be their judge; actually even a few failures should not be.
Yousuf and Misbah are not going to be around for too long; this is the best time to provide opportunities to their prospective long term replacements.
Both Fawad and Umar need to be given more chances in the remaining ODIs to prove that they belong at this level.
They are Pakistan's future.
Fawad has already shown what he is capable of in his debut test; while Umar's recent form coupled with a few of his boundaries this morning are enough to suggest the potential he has.
I believe they will come good for Pakistan very soon. For that to happen though, they need to be persisted with.
Play them in the remaining ODIs, take them to the Champions Trophy, give them the confidence, and let them settle into the groove of international cricket.
If Younis Khan is the kind of captain I think he is, then there is no reason why he would not do the above.