Cricket

Pakistan field in first Test

2013-12-31 08:10
Misbah-ul-Haq (AFP)

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.

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.

Teams:

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

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), 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)

Read more on:    cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Trescothick to help Trott

2014-04-20 09:18

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 
 
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

What was the No 1 reason for the Proteas losing their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final to India?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.