[caption id="attachment_532698" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-532698" alt="Younis Khan is a key player in Pakistan's Test line-up and his absence will be missed by the team Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/you.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Younis Khan is a key player in Pakistan's Test line-up and his absence will be missed by the team Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Senior <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan </a>batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/younis-khan" target="_blank">Younis Khan</a> has withdrawn from the first Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies" target="_blank">West Indies</a> following advice from doctors to rest after he contracted dengue fever. The 38-year-old was infected by the mosquito-borne virus last month and was admitted to a local hospital. The first Test which is supposed to be the first day-night contest for both teams will be played with a pink ball and starts on October 13. Younis -- who is the highest Test scorer for Pakistan with 9,456 in 108 Tests -- will be available for the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi on October 21. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/pakistan-and-west-indies-in-united-arab-emirates-2016-200427/live-scores/pakistan-vs-west-indies-1st-test-match-181857-summary.html" target="_blank"><strong>Full Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>The stylish batsman scored an epic 218 in Pakistan's Test at The Oval against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England </a>in September 2016, helping his side to draw the four-Test series at 2-2. Pakistani selectors are expected to announce the Test squad by Friday. Pakistan have whitewashed West Indies 3-0 in both the Twenty20 (T20I) and One-Day International (ODI) series and start as firm favorites in the longer format versus a below-par team. <p></p> <p></p><strong>[read-also]532456,532116[/read-also]</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Younis has conveyed to the selection committee that he will not be fully fit and needs another ten-day rest to regain his strength after recovering from dengue fever," told a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan's Test skipper, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/misbah-ul-haq" target="_blank">Misbah-ul-Haq</a>, will be back to leading his side and hope for another emphatic performance by his boys against Jason Holder's side who are having a miserable time in their ongoing tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE). The third Test will start on October 30 in Sharjah.