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Shehzad, Bhatti debut as Pakistan field in first Test

31 December, 2013

ABU DHABI: Captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss for Pakistan and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the first of three Tests in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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Pakistan gave 22-year-old opener Ahmed Shehzad his Test debut and entered with three pacemen in Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali and Bilawal Bhatti, who is also making his debut.

Pakistan also left out number three Azhar Ali to include Mohammad Hafeez, dropped from the last Test series against South Africa in United Arab Emirates in October.

In contrast, Sri Lanka entered the Test with two pacemen and two spinners, with off-break bowler Sachitra Senanayake making his debut.


Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Adnan Akmal, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Rahat Ali, Bilawal Bhatti.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Prasanna Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Ravi Sundaram (IND)

Tv umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)