The UAE would host its first international pink ball test. Pakistan risk a chance of slipping down to number seven in the rankings, if they are not able to win the game against the Lankans. With Angelo Mathews ruled out, Lankans are expected to go with the same team as the last game however, they might replace Sandakan with an extra batsman.
Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep.
Yasir Shah (Captain Pick)