Pakistan Super League team Islamabad United have sacked Dean Jones and reportedly appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach.
Naseem Shah will become the youngest cricketer to play a Test match in Australia if he is selected in the starting XI.
Pakistan have named three teenaged fast bowlers in their Test squad, with 16-year-old Naseem Shah being the youngest player in the squad.
World No.1 Pakistan suffered a humiliating T20I series loss to Sri Lanka at home and the fallout has been quite severe.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: An upset Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq snapped at a journalist and gave him a sarcastic reply after he was asked the reason for the team's poor performance.
Dean Jones criticised Pakistan Cricket Board's decision to appoint Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach and chief selector.
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur defended his remarks about Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq saying he was "dignified in his comments".
Pakistan's head coach Misbah-ul-Haq gave a witty reply to a journalist that left everyone in splits. Misbah was addressing the media ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Not many countries have toured Pakistan for the bilateral series after the Sri Lanka team was attacked in Lahore in 2009.
Mohammad Hafeez, sidelined from the Pakistan scheme of things, is now plying his trade in the Caribbean Premier League.
Misbah-ul-Haq recently took up his new assignment as Head Coach and Chief Selector of the Pakistan men's cricket team and has issued a directive for a strict diet plan, say reports.
Both Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have been out of favour with the previous national selection committee and the team management and were not considered for the World Cup earlier this year.
Shoaib Akhtar took a humorous dig at Misbah-ul-Haq, a day after the latter was appointed as the head coach and chief selector of Pakistan cricket team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis for terms of three years each.
The PCB had advertised for the head coach's position on August 9 and Monday was the last date to apply for the post.
Shahid Afridi's gesture for Misbah-ul-Haq is winning hearts on social media.
Playing without Younis and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan, who haven't had a Test featuring neither of the talismanic, prolific pair in seven years.