In-form opener Sarfraz Ahmed believes the pressure of expectation will be on Australia when the co-hosts take on Pakistan in a highly-charged World Cup quarter-final, vowing an attacking approach from his team.
After helping Pakistan register their first Test series win over Australia in two decades, team coach Waqar Younis has revealed the keys to the success. He said that determination, dedication and discipline had helped them achieve the feat.
Turmoil is a word, which could be the perfect synonym for Pakistan cricket. The country has been marred with controversies over the years, and the way cricket is run by its officials, the decline of its cricket team over the years, is not at all surprising.
Pakistan's manager and chief selector Moin Khan has shot back at his critics insisting senior batsman Younis Khan was dropped from the one-day squad only for the Australia series and that he was always in reckoning for the Test rubber.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq broke the test record for the fastest fifty and equalled the quickest century feat barely three weeks after withdrawing from the one-day side for poor form and slow batting.
Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Former Australia cricket team captain Allan Border has said that current skipper Michael Clarke's field setting against Pakistan in the second Test going on at Abu Dhabi is against the spirit of cricket.
Riding on his stupendous form, Younis Khan on Friday became only the third Pakistani Test batsman to achieve a career milestone of 8000 runs. He is now behind Javed Miandad (8832 in 124 innings) and Inzamum-ul-Haq (8829 in 119).