Australia Tour Of UAE : Shoaib Malik Hopes Conditions Favour Pakistan

Pakistan’s stand-in Captain Shoaib Malik hopes his new-look side will be up for a challenge against a Resurgent Australia side as they meet today in the first of five one-Day Internationals in Sharjah.

Malik hoped the new players - Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Saad Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain - and recalled Umar Akmal, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Rizwan will take this opportunity.

Malik admitted Australia were a strong side, who have done well in UAE.