Yasir and Wahab square up on eve of Test


Pakistan team-mates Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz had to be separated after an altercation at the Gabba on the eve of the first Test against Australia.

The tourists will be expecting leg-spinner Yasir and paceman Wahab to ruffle the feathers of the Australia batsmen in a three-match Test series, which starts on Thursday.

But they were confronting each other on the pitch in Brisbane on Wednesday during a game of football in a practice session.

Mohammad Nawaz stepped in to try and calm Yasir down as tempers flared, but the spinner later posted a picture of himself and Wahab after they had clearly made peace.

Misbah-ul-Haq had earlier told the media that Pakistan are braced for a tough challenge of facing the pink ball on a bouncy track in the first day-night Test.

"It is not only the Gabba conditions but also the pink ball, day-night Test match," said the Pakistan captain.

"The players are not that much familiar with the pink ball and these conditions. That could be a challenge, especially under lights.

"It is always a challenge when you come to play in Australia, our sort of cricket, because these conditions are totally different from the rest of the world, a bit more bounce and pace here.

"You need some time to get used to these conditions, especially if you are playing under lights and using the pink ball. That could be a little bit tricky sometimes, especially for the batsmen.

"But at the moment the players are starting to adjust to the pink ball and under lights conditions. At the same time it will be fun. We're doing something new. It's a challenge for both the teams."