Pakistan’s coach Mickey Arthur has praised the depth of talent in his team, saying their skill levels are better than those of South Africa and Australia.
On June 14 Shahid Afridi played his 500th List-A match when he turned out for Hampshire, adding another milestone to an illustrious career.
England will need quick wickets on day four if they are to salvage the series against Pakistan in Sharjah.
England bowled out Pakistan for 378, before Alastair Cook and Joe Root steered them to 182-3 on day two of the second Test in Dubai.
International cricket returned to Pakistan on a winning note as Mukhtar Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad helped to chase down Zimbabwe’s challenging 172- 6, winning by five wickets in Lahore on Saturday.
We pick five talking points as Australia take on Pakistan in the third World Cup quarter-final match in Adelaide on Friday.