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Pakistan Team Hold Practice Session In Abu Dhabi

Pakistan cricket team holds practice session on the second day at Abu Dhabi ahead of the first Test against Sri Lanka starting on September 28.

Wicket keeper Sarfraz Ahmad who led Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph in England will be making his test captaincy debut when Pakistan face Sri Lanka at Shaikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi.

The second Test, which will be a day-night pink ball contest, will be played in Dubai from October 6.

The two teams are also scheduled to play five one-day internationals and three twenty20s, the last of them scheduled to be played in Lahore on October 29.

The Test series will be a different challenge altogether for Pakistan as they will be without services of veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, both of whom retired in May.