Pakistan's Younus Khan is set to return to international cricket in the near future but has left doubts over his return to captaincy.
Younus stood down as captain following a defeat to New Zealand in a one-day series in Abu Dhabi because he had "lost command over his team" and opted out of the Test series away in New Zealand.
The 32-year-old was overlooked by selectors for the Test series against Australia, but he is now likely to be picked for the one-day series which follows the Tests.
"I will soon be in action as I am now fresh to concentrate on my career," Younus said.
"But I am not ready to say a word on my future as captain."
Selectors had advised Younus to play in domestic competitions so that his form could be assessed for the Test series, but instead the middle-order batsman had gone missing, forcing selectors to overlook him for the series. Cricket365
Younus eventually showed up for a five-day coaching course conducted by the National Cricket Academy.
"I could not play domestic cricket due to personal reasons, but I always like to play in it," Younus said.
"I learnt a lot from the coaching course and I believe everyone should keep learning," Younus said.
He also indicated he would play in the final of the Qauid-e-Azam Trophy starting next week and the Pentangular Cup in January.
Chief of selectors Iqbal Qasim has indicated Younus would be available for selection if he played domestic cricket.
"I had a discussion with Younus recently and believe that he is in a positive frame of mind," Qasim said.
"Once he plays in domestic matches then he would certainly be considered for the one-day series against Australia."
Pakistan play five one-dayers against Australia after the end of a three-Test series.