Cape Town – One way to look at South Africa’s Test
mini-series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, starting in Abu Dhabi
on Monday, might be to say the Proteas should cruise to a routine triumph.
For the unfortunate Pakistanis, victims of near-eternal
instability in their own country, the dry and unforgivingly hot UAE serves as
their current “home”, but they are also finding it more and more of a fruitful
place to do business.