Australia appear increasingly likely to back in pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and stick with an unchanged XI for the second Test against Pakistan.
The decision on whether to rest Starc in Abu Dhabi had loomed as the key selection headache for the series-decider starting on Tuesday.
Starc and Peter Siddle were kept to a relatively light workload during Australia's main training session on Sunday but bowled in tandem in the nets after back-up quicks Michael Neser and Brendan Doggett completed their duties.
The grass-covered pitch has raised eyebrows but the high scores typically produced at the venue suggest it is unlikely to bear much resemblance to its current state by the time the Test begins.
Starc struggled to make an impact on a flat deck in Dubai, grinding in hot conditions to take 1-90 in the first innings and bowling just six overs in the second for figures of 0-18.
The left-armer was unable to replicate the extent of the reverse swing generated by Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas, who claimed seven wickets for the match.
National selectors are wary of over-bowling the gun quick, who has been named in the squad for three T20s against Pakistan later this month before Tests against India in the home summer and next year's World Cup and Ashes tour.
"Starcy bowled a lot of overs first innings, we certainly understand that and it's always the million dollar question: what do we do with the fast bowlers?," coach Justin Langer said after the first Test.
"We'll manage it. It's the start of the season and hopefully we'll manage them well throughout the summer and this tour so far."
Australia's stunning day five fightback to secure a draw in Dubai has increased the likelihood that the same XI will be retained in Abu Dhabi.
Marnus Labuschagne failed with the bat in his maiden Test but is almost certain to get another chance after taking wickets with his part-time legspin and impressing in the field.
Fellow debutants Aaron Finch and Travis Head both made crucial knocks to ensure they will keep their spots.
Jon Holland also delivered an improved performance in the second innings and is likely to again edge out fellow left-arm spinner Ashton Agar.