Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi today.
Pakistan kept the same side which crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second Test here for their historic 2-0 series win last week.
New Zealand entered the Test with two seamers, two spinners and as many allrounders.
The remaining Tests will be played in Dubai (November 17-21) and Sharjah (November 26-30)
After the Tests, the two teams also play two Twenty20 internationals and five one-day internationals.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah.
New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (capt), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Jimmy Neesham, Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Umpires: Rodney Tucker (AUS) and Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)
Pakistan were 85 for no loss in 31 overs at lunch time
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM) (AFP)