Pakistan have named an unchanged squad from their current Test series in New Zealand for their trip to Australia for three Tests starting in Brisbane on December 15.
Their squad will be lead by veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, as Pakistan head to Brisbane on Wednesday for some extensive preparation ahead of the first Test, which will be a day-night match.
Pakistan's two-Test series with New Zealand will conclude today (Tuesday), as New Zealand are in the box seat to complete their first series win over Pakistan in 31 years.
Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq believes continuity in the squad is a must.
"We have kept the same 16-member squad for the tour of Australia because we believe in continuity and think that the same team has done well in England so it will do well in Australia as well," Inzamam told AFP.
Following the first Test is Brisbane, the remaining Tests will be played in Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7).
Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Sharjeel Khan, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan