The five-match ODI series between England and Pakistan promises to be an exciting affair, one that defies recent statistics, as the visitors go into the series riding high after becoming the number one Test side.
Day five of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand was called off before the scheduled start of play even arrived, so the match ended in a draw after four days were lost.
The fourth Test between the West Indies and India ended in a draw on Monday as a fourth consecutive day was called off due to unsafe playing conditions in Trinidad and Tobago.
Day four of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand came and went without a ball bowled, once again, as underfoot conditions dictated that there would be no play at Kingsmead.
A brisk 56 off 46 balls from opener, Aaron Finch and a patient 58 from Steve Smith set up an Australian victory in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.