Batting first, posting a big score and then making use of the deteriorating surface later on remains the most likely avenue to success on a ground where only two matches have finished in a draw.
Cricket South Africa have named veteran spinner Robin Peterson as replacement for Aaron Phangiso in the Proteas' squad for the Australian section of their limited overs tour 'down under'.
In 2009, Pakistan won the World Twenty20 in England, and Afridi was the star of the show in the final at Lord's. Here he discusses that game, and what made it so special for him.
Pakistan were well on top at stumps on day three of the first Test in Dubai, sitting on 38 for none and holding a lead of 189, after negating David Warner's century with some composed bowling.
Australia opener David Warner has become just the seventh Aussie, and 35th overall, to score three Test centuries in three innings, after bagging his ton against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.