Pakistan name strong side for day-night tour match

Pakistan have named a near full-strength team for its day-night tour match against a Cricket Australia XI.

By: AP | Cairns | Updated: December 9, 2016 12:11 am
Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan, Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan Test squad, Pakistan squad australia series, Pakistan Australia series squad, Cricket News, Cricket The selectors have made no change to the squad playing the ongoing Test series in New Zealand. (Source: File)

Pakistan have named a near full-strength team for its day-night tour match against a Cricket Australia XI, the visitors’ only warm-up match ahead of the three-Test series against Australia starting in Brisbane on Dec. 15.

Pakistan won the toss Thursday and elected to bat first in the three-day game at Cazaly’s Stadium against an inexperienced home side. It will be Pakistan’s first exposure to the pink ball in Australian conditions.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq is the only change to the team’s top six from its second-Test loss to New Zealand two weeks ago. He missed that match through suspension for slow over rates.

Legspinner Yasir Shah is out with a back injury. Left-arm orthodox sinner Mohammad Ahmed comes in for Shah, while paceman Rahat Ali replaces Imran Khan from the most recent Test.

Lineups:

Cricket Australia XI: Will Bosisto (captain), Jake Carder, Josh Inglis, Ryan Lees, Arjun Nair, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Short, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente, Cameron Wheatley Jake Winter.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Ahmed, Wahib Riaz, Mohammed Amir, Rahat Ali

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