Abu Dhabi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Pakistan kept the same side which beat Australia by 356 runs in the second Test here for their 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)
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)