ISLAMABAD - Pakistan are all set to take on ICC number one Test team in the world England in the second Test, which starts in Abu Dhabi from today, after comfortably defeating England in the first Test by 10 wickets.

Pakistan will definitely enter the match as strong favourites and their moral will be sky high, but they must keep in mind their past track record, which always suggests they are known for throwing away matches whenever they are in strong positions.

England will be like wounded tigers and they will enter in to the match keeping in mind their prestige and number 1 status. Green caps must not relax and go on to play their natural attacking game and any complacency will result in their downfall.

Pakistan bowling department is more than capable of bowling out English players twice in the match, but the main area of concern lies in the batting department. Pakistani openers provided a dream start to their team in the first Test, but as soon as they were separated, Pakistani middle order flopped badly, except Misbah who played superbly for his half century.

Younus Khan is the backbone of Pakistan batting and the entire middle order revolves around him. If he stays at the crease for longer period of time, runs not only come thick and fast but also other players like Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq will also get much needed on the field support from him.

It is true Pakistan won the first Test with utmost ease and comfort, but the main reason for that victory was the sensational bowling by Saeed Ajmal in the first innings and Umar Gul in the second innings, and above all it was the classic and patient innings of Adnan Akmal which provided Pakistan an healthy lead of 146 runs.

If Adnan had not stayed at the crease and played a lifetime innings, Pakistan could have not taken the lead beyond 50 or so runs, and England could have easily set a decent target, which could have provided their bowlers with a chance to pose some real problems for Pakistani team and Pakistanis are known for their lack of chasing even small totals in the second outing. Misbah must adopt a more attacking approach instead of waiting for the opponent batsmen to commit mistakes; Pakistan could have easily bowled out England for less than 100 runs had Misbah adopted an attacking approach.

Pakistan fielding standard need immediate attention, especially Adnan has to improve his abilities behind the stumps as his crucial let up could have cost Pakistan dearly, when he missed a simple stumping chance of Eoin Morgan, of the bowling of Ajmal. Luckily the damage was controlled and he was out without doing much damage to Pakistan cause.

Azhar and Asad must have to improve their technique, and on immediate basis, if they want to continue to play for the country in the years to come, as they both are shy of using their front foot against the fast bowlers.

Pakistani pace attack must have to deliver the goods for the team in the early part of the England batting as Cook, as we all know is a very dangerous batsman, if he manages to prolong his stay at the crease, then it will be very difficult to stop him from scoring reasonable runs.

Pakistani bowlers and especially their skipper must have to draw a strategy to keep a check on Trott and all Kevin Pietersen, who is arguably the most dangerous batsman of this generation, and is more than capable of taking the match away single handy with his aggressive style of batting. An on song Pietersen on his day is almost impossible to control and with his aggressive batting and no fear or respect for any bowler, he is the man Pakistan must focus on, and try to get his prize scalp as early as possible.

If Pakistanis play to their potential and without being bog down, the test match is theirs to lose, no team in the world can stop the men in green from dominating, on their given day, the only thing which the captain and the team management must keep in mind is the compliancy factor, and not let over confidence dictate them.