Lahore: Sri Lanka won the toss and put Pakistan into bat in the Asian Test championship final at Gaddafi stadium on Wednesday.
Pakistan entered the Test with four seamers and included off spinning all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who is likely to open the innings. Experienced off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has been left out. Sri Lanka included three seamers and two spinners. The match marks the return of international cricket in Pakistan following the September 11 attacks, which raised security concerns in Pakistan and prompted New Zealand to cancel their series. The teams: Pakistan: Waqar Younis (captain), Inzamam-ul-Haq (vice captain), Taufiq Umer, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Yousuf Youhana, Rashid Latif, Abdur Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Malik. 12th man: Faisal Iqbal Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya (captain), Marvan Atapattu, Kumar Sungakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Russel Arnold, Hashan Tillekeratne, Thilan Samaraweera, Chaminda Vaas, Buddhika Fernando, Muthiah Muralitharan and Nuwan Zoysa. 12th man: Upul Chandana Umpires: Daryl Harper (Australia) and Athar Zaidi (Pakistan). TV umpire: Salim Badar (Pakistan). Match referee: Justice Ahmed Ebrahim (Zimbabwe).
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