, the batter who recently played two Tests in Sri Lanka, and Naseem Shah
, the quick bowler, were handed debuts by Pakistan. They have a three-man pace attack of Haris Rauf, Naseem and Mohammad Wasim, with Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz the main spinners.
Netherlands are being captained by Scott Edwards
, following the retirement of Pieter Seelaar. Edwards acknowledged he, too, would have batted first had he won the toss. Wesley Barresi
, recalled to the side for this tour, starts his first game for the Netherlands since 2019.
Netherlands: 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Scott Edwards (capt, wk), 3 Wesley Barresi, 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Teja Nidamanuru, 6 Max O’Dowd, 7 Bas de Leede, 8 Tim Pringle, 9 Logan van Beek, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Vivian Kingma
Pakistan: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 5 Agha Salman, 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Mohammad Wasim, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Naseem Shah