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Pakistan Retain Winning Squad

Sarfraz Ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed, one of a number of Pakistan players who excelled in Dubai, remains part of the 16-man squad
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Pakistan have named an unchanged squad for the second Test against Australia following a comprehensive 221-run win in the opening match in Dubai.

The second Test begins in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and Pakistan could move up to third in the ICC Test rankings with another win.

"The selectors have decided to retain the same 16 players for the second Test, though the playing line-up will be finalized only after inspecting the pitch," Moin Khan, chairman of selectors, said.

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan remain unavailabel due to knee injuries and Saeed Ajmal is suspended due to an illegal bowling action.

Wahab is on course to be back playing in time for the visit of New Zealand next month but Junaid may be out of action for longer.

Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Talha, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Yasir Shah, Younus Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

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