Yousuf to return for 2nd Test

Test cricket’s leading batsman Mohammad Yousuf will return to the Pakistan side for the second Test against South Africa after his wife gave birth to a baby girl last week.

Yousuf missed the first Test, opting to stay at home in Pakistan with his wife who was having complications in her pregnancy.

“Yousuf will be leaving for South Africa early next week after his wife gave birth to a baby girl on Friday and now he is out of the family problem due to complication of the situation,” said the PCB in an official statement.

Yousuf had the year of his life last year when he averaged 99.33, scoring 1,788 runs; breaking Sir Vivian Richards world record for runs in a calendar year as well as the most centuries, with nine in 2006.

His return will be a massive boost to the Pakistani side who were bowled out for 313 in their first innings against South Africa at Centurion.

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