The action moves from Dubai to Sharjah for the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, with the hosts leading the series one-nil after forcing a draw in the second match.
Batting first is imperative here, as the deck gets slow and spinny quite soon into the game. Pacemen can get some assistance early on, but you'd not want to be a fast bowler on days four and five.
Bangladesh extended their series lead over Zimbabwe to two-nil after winning the second ODI in Chittagong by 68 runs on Sunday.
Australia wrapped up their ODI series against South Africa with yet another victory, winning the fifth game in Sydney by two wickets to seal the series four-one, and also take the number one ODI ranking off India.
Bangladesh continued where they left off from the Test series against Zimbabwe, winning the first ODI in Chittagong by 87 runs to add to the three nil Test drubbing.