The 'ring of fire'.

Pitch report - Dubai International Cricket Stadium

We run the rule over the venue for this week's first Test between Pakistan and Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

Younis - confident mood.

Younis notices Australian weaknesses

Coach Waqar Younis has commended Pakistan for exposing shortfalls within the Australian squad, ahead of the first Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which will get underway on Wednesday.

Umar - recalled.

New faces in Pakistan Test squad

The uncapped Yasir Shah and Imran Khan have been named in Pakistan's squad for a key Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates later this year.

Hafeez - Recovered.

Hafeez declared fit for Test series

Pakistan will be able to call on veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the upcoming Test series against Australia in the UAE, as he has recovered from his hand injury.

Footage: Smith's sneaky slip catching switch

Australia all-rounder Steve Smith is the man about town at the moment, adding to his batting heroics by making some sneaky decisions in the field against Pakistan recently.