The last time a team had breached the Australian fortress at Brisbane—it was 1988 and the likes of Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Malcolm Marshall had run through the Australian batting line-up—decimating them to a meagre 167 all out in the first innings. The West Indies eventually won that Test match by nine wickets.
A member of the PakPassion forums reviews the squads Misbah-ul-Haq has selected for Pakistan's upcoming tour of Australia.
Pakistan's ODI series against Sri Lanka marked two important events for Pakistan cricket: ODI cricket returning to Karachi after a 10-year hiatus and the commencement of the Misbah-ul-Haq era (again, but as a Head Coach-cum-Chief Selector this time). Yet, in typical Misbah fashion, Pakistan opted for a full strength side against a weakened Sri Lankan team and finished the series with two comfortable wins under their belts.
It was never going to be easy but the road to normalcy as far as the restoration of international cricket in Pakistan is concerned is one that is proving to be one filled with many hurdles.
A member of PakPassion discussion forums gives some typically astute analysis on the announcement of Pakistan's first ODI squad, under new Chief Selector and Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq.