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08-Oct-2016 14:06:00 GMT
Pakistan v West Indies, 1st Test, Dubai

Pakistan Announce Squad for day-night Test

Karachi: Pakistan Saturday announced a 14-man squad for the first Test against West Indies which will be Asia's first day-night match to be played with a pink ball starting in Dubai next week.

Pakistan Saturday included in-form Babar Azam for the first Test against the West Indies, Asia's first day-night match to be played with a pink ball.

The 21-year-old batsman notched up 360 runs during the West Indies one-day series that ended Wednesday.

Azam, who has played 18 one-day internationals and four Twenty20s, has yet to play a Test.

Senior batsman Younis Khan will, however, miss the first of the three Tests as he continues recovering from dengue fever.

The opening match, in Dubai from October 13, will only be the second Test played under lights and with a pink ball, instead of the usual red.

The squad for the other two Tests will be announced later.

Pakistan Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Imran Khan, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz

In - Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz
Out - Younis Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood

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