Dubai - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test - a day-night affair with a pink ball - against the West Indies in Dubai on Thursday.
Australia and New Zealand featured in the day-night Test at Adelaide in November last year - the first-ever in Test cricket's 140-year history.
Pakistan, who are playing their 400th Test, handed Test caps to batsman Babar Azam and left-arm spinning allrounder Mohammad Nawaz.
West Indies, routed 3-0 in both the preceding Twenty20 and on-day series, included three seamers and two spinners in the side.
The remaining two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 21-25) and Sharjah (October 30-November 3)
Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan
Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Tv umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)