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Pakistani Team land in UAE to Face Off Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Team has landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to face off Sri Lanka in the wee hours of Sunday.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play two Test, five ODIs, and three T20 matches in the tour. The 16-member national squad left for Dubai from Lahore airport by flight EK-623.

The first Test will start in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. The second Test — a day-night affair — 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 will be in Lahore on October 29 — subject to security clearance.

The series will be Pakistan´s first without stalwarts Younis Khan and former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who both retired following the team´s last series in the West Indies in May. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah is also included in the team.

Sarfraz Ahmed, already leading Pakistan in one-day and Twenty20 internationals, will lead the Test side for the first time.

Other members of the team are: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Asghar, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Wahab Riaz.

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