Leg-spinner Yasir Shah was ruled out with back problem as Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the first Test against England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Mitchell Santner joins Blackcaps squad for Australia Test tour.
Craig Ervine's unbeaten century helps Zimbabwe to a five-wicket win in Harare and a series victory over Ireland.
AB de Villiers slammed unbeaten 104 off 73 despite Rohit Sharma 150 helps South Africa beat India by five runs in first ODI at Green Park, Kanpur on Sunday.
Pakistan suffered a blow before the first Test against England when team officials Sunday ruled out key batsman Azhar Ali because of an infected foot.
Veteran Harbhajan Singh has been drafted into India's one-day squad for the South Africa series following an injury to fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian board said on Sunday.
Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza both hit 60 as Zimbabwe clinched a two-wicket win over Ireland in the first of three ODIs between the teams in Harare on Friday.
Upul Tharanga, Jehan Mubarak dropped for two match series Test against West Indies.
The third and final Twenty20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Bangladesh announced Wednesday it would host Zimbabwe for a two-Test cricket series in November after Australia postponed a planned visit this month due to security concerns.