LAHORE - Pakistan vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq is banking on slow pitches of the sub-continent in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to beat Australia in the five-match One-day series scheduled to start from April 22. Australia lost the One-day series at home to South Africa and barely managed to tie the one against New Zealand but Misbah feels for Pakistan to get over Ricky Ponting's side, the pitches need to be a bit slow. "The only edge we will have over Australia is if we have the same slow pitches for the one-day matches that we have at home. We will have to play to our best to beat them," the Pakistan vice-captain said. The Pakistan Cricket Board will be sending its own curators to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to prepare the wickets for the series that includes five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match. Misbah, however, is certain they would be facing a tough contest from the Australians since they have been lot of cricket compared to Pakistan. "Australia are still a very strong side and they have some exciting batsmen and pace bowlers. Plus they have been playing tough and competitive cricket for the last one year and will be attuned for the series. In contrast, we have not played much international cricket in this period," Misbah said. Misbah conceded missing out on international cricket makes it even more tougher for Pakistan, who were dealt a blow following postponement of the tour to Bangladesh this month. "Every team needs to keep on playing international cricket to remain in touch which we have not been doing for a while now because of conditions beyond our control. Thankfully, the players are keeping themselves busy playing domestic cricket which is better than not playing at all," Misbah said. He said the game in the cricket had suffered a lot due to the postponement and cancellation of many events since last year. "It is not good for our cricket. We have played very few matches when compared to other teams since early last year." Misbah also admitted he was keen to score a century in one-day internationals. "The coming series is a good opportunity. Every time I go out to bat I want to score runs and it is every batsman's dream to score a century," Misbah said. He was confident once he broke the jinx he could get many more hundreds. "Every match that we are going to play in future is a good opportunity for me to pass this landmark," said Misbah, who at 34 surprised everyone with his consistent performance with the bat since making a comeback to the Pakistan team in the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa two years back.