SHARJAH: Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in the first One-Day International game that is being played today (Friday) at Sharjah Cricket Staduim.
Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik will be seen as captain in this series as skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been rested owing to consecutive games.
The 16-member national squad mostly consists of youngsters.
With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) wrapping up at the beginning of March, the youngster-studded Pakistani team will enter the series with high spirits.
Shoaib Malik (c), Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan (c), Saad Ali, Shan Masood, Umar Akmal, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Hasnain.
Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.
March 22 – 1st ODI, Sharjah (d/n)
March 24 – 2nd ODI, Sharjah (d/n)
March 27 – 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi (d/n)
March 29 – 4th ODI, Dubai (d/n)
March 31 – 5th ODI, Dubai (d/n)