Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and put Australia into bat in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai Stadium here on Wednesday.
Pakistan handed an international debut to left-arm spinner Raza Hasan who has been in good form in domestic Twenty20 events.
Australia left out left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc, who was player of the series in Australia's 2-1 win in the one-day series.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan
Australia: George Bailey (capt), Shane Watson, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Glenn Maxwell Matthew Wade, David Warner, Cameron White
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK)
Tv umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)