5. Pakistan's pace attack is the most inexperienced in this World Cup with their five fast men combining for an ODI experience of 97 matches. In terms of combined average, economy rate, and strike rate, they rank pretty low low as well. But the only team in this World Cup that ranks just above them is India.
6. SHAHID AFRIDI. Not only is he Pakistan's biggest match winner ever in ODIs (32 man of the match awards), he is also the team's key bowler in this world cup given the inexperience of the pace attack and absence of Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez. Afridi has always performed exceptionally well with the ball in ICC tournaments and the bounce he will get in Australia will make him even more dangerous.
7. Nasir Jamshed is back for Pakistan, and even though he has not had a good time in international matches of late, he has absolutely dominated India every single time he has played against them. India will be wary of him at the top of the order.
8. Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi were at the wrong end of the result in the final of the World T20 in 2007. They were on the losing side again in the semi-final of the World Cup in 2011. This is their last chance to redeem themselves and give the Pakistani fans what they have been waiting for for 23 years!
It is going to be a gargantuan task but the Green shirts are up for it. They are more determined than they have ever been before and we all know what the Pakistanis are capable of when they have their backs well and truly to the wall.