Abu Dhabi view.

Pitch report: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

As AB de Villiers has demonstrated many times, batting here is not hazardous once you get set, and Pakistan's batsmen are familiar with this ground. The Aussies will need to adapt quickly, but they should find the going a bit easier.

Younis - Key for the hosts.

Second Test preview: Pakistan v Australia

Pakistan find themselves leading a Test series against Australia, which is not something that's happened often this millennium, and they haven't won a Test series against the Aussies in 20 years.

Babar - Making the most of it.

Babar doesn't regret late start to Test career

Pakistan spinner Zulfiqur Babar doesn't regret making his Test debut at the age of 34, saying it was worth the wait and he wants to cement his place now that he's made an impression.

Waqar - Stay focused.

Waqar begs for consistency in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has warned his players to keep their focus, and is hoping they can break their notorious trend of winning one game and then being utterly inept the next.

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Junaid knee injury worse than anticipated

The injury to Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan's knee is more serious than first thought, with scans showing a fracture under his knee cap, and he will be out of action for longer than anticipated.