Abdul Razzaq has reversed his decision to retire from international cricket with Pakistan.
The 26-year-old all-rounder quit the national team after being omitted from his country's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in September.
Selectors at the time said Razzaq was being rested, and their decision was vindicated when Pakistan reached the final in South Africa, before narrowly losing out to arch-rivals India.
Having fully recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of the 50-over World Cup in the Caribbean Razzaq is now eager to play himself back into contention for his country.
"I reconsidered the decision after consultation with my club people, especially my coach Azhar Zaidi, who all advised me to continue playing. So I am back and available for Pakistan," Razzaq told AFP.
"I took the decision in the heat of the moment and got a lot of calls from fans and supporters who asked me to change the decision.
"I was hurt when they dropped me, and on form and fitness and on my record as an international player, I deserved the benefit of being treated as a senior player."
Razzaq will play domestic cricket to prove his form and fitness to the selectors, with the squad for the Test series against India set to be named in November.