PALLEKELE – Pakistan has won the toss and decided to bat first in the third and last test match of the series againsr Sri Lanka here on Friday.
According to the details, Pakistan skipper Misbah ul Haq opted to bowl first in the light of overcast conditions and green grass on the wicket.
Pakistan has made four changes in the playing XI of second test match in Colombo. Mohammed Hafeez is replaced by young opener Shan Masood.
Fast bowler Junaid Khan has also been dropped from third test and is replaced by Irfan Adil. Fast bowlers Rahat Ali and Imran Khan are also part of side while Wahab Riaz and Zulfiqar Baber are not included in playing XI for third test.
Sri Lanka goes into this match without mighty Kumar Sangakkara.
Sri Lanka has defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second test match and levels three test match series by 1-1 on Monday.
Pakistan had won the first test match of series in Galle by ten wickets.
After test series, Pakistan team will also play five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka’s tour.
This tour has gain more importance for Pakistan because it is the last chance for green shirts to get ticket for International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, 2017.