The Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.
The spot-fixing scandal involving some of the biggest names in Pakistan cricket got them the limelight, but they will be looking to rectify that as they take on the world no.1, the England Cricket Team. The two teams will be facing off in one of the most hotly anticipated cricket tournaments of the year.
The Pakistan-England tie, due to be held in the latter part of January, promises to be an amazing spectacle. Both teams are evenly matched on all fronts, be it batting, bowling or fielding.
The bowling lineup of England is spearheaded by the pace attack from James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn while Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar lead the spin attack. In the Pakistan side, names such as Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema and Wahab Riaz feature in the list of pacers and spinners like Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal take care of the spin attacks.
The spinners are likely to be very important for both teams as the pitches in UAE are expected to be similar to the ones in the subcontinent. This could prove to be an advantage for the Pakistan side.
The England team has one of the most formidable batting lineups in the world, if not the best. They have illustrious names like Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook. The Pakistan side, on the other hand, has more experience in their batting order in the form of Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan.
Both teams will be looking to win the tournament as each of the sides has a number of points to prove. The men in green will need to prove that they can prove against formidable opposition, whereas England will look to maintain their no.1 position.