Abu Dhabi, UAE: Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Mickey Arthur said it is going to be a new era when they take on Sri Lanka in the first Test on Thursday.
It would be the first one for Pakistan after the retirement of the legendary duo of Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan, both of whom retired after the series against West Indies in May this year.
“A new era is about to begin for Pakistan after Misbah and Younis,” Arthur told reporters here on Monday.
“Sri Lanka won’t be an easy opponent,” he said while expressing good wishes for Sarfraz Ahmed, who will be playing his first Test as captain.
Five uncapped players have been selected in the squad for the Test series, including pace bolwer Mir Hamza.
Batsmen Haris Sohail and Usman Salahuddin have both played ODIs, but are yet to make their Test debuts.
Arthur said one or two uncapped players will be given a chance to make their debuts in the first Test.