Brisbane (Web Desk): Australia won toss and decided to bat in the day-night Test series opener against Pakistan at the Gabba on Thursday.

Pakistan, looking to win their first series in Australia at the 12th attempt, made two changes to the side that lost to New Zealand in Hamilton last month with captain Misbah-Ul-Haq and leg-spinner Yasir Shah making a return.

Teams

Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Wade (wkt), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird.

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wkt), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Third umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)