LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Team squad consisting of 16 players and nine officials reached United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
The first Test will start in Abu Dhabi from Thursday (Sept 28). The second day and night Test will be played in Dubai from October 6.
The two teams will also play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20s, the last of which is scheduled to be in Lahore on October 29.
The Test squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka was announced on Saturday, comprising five uncapped players including fast bowler Mir Hamza.
The series will be Pakistan’s first without stalwarts Younis Khan and former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, both of whom retired following the team’s last series in the West Indies in May.
Squad: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain, wicketkeeper), Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Abbas, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza and Wahab Riaz.