The Preview by Peter English on Cricinfo.com
The Big PictureAfter the three Tests come the five ODIs and a Twenty20 to complete Pakistan's tour. While the opening segment of the trip ended in a 3-0 victory for Australia, the limited-overs arrangements will be much more competitive.Despite the result, Pakistan's squad became more united as the tour went on and they have received some key reinforcements, with Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi added to the unit. The tourists have also troubled Australia in their most recent engagements and their fast-bowling unit, which includes Mohammad Aamer, will worry the hosts at times. Australia won a tight series in the UAE 3-2 last year and the teams also ran into each other at the Champions Trophy, when Australia sneaked home by two wickets.This series will be an important gauge of the popularity of the 50-over game. Twenty20 crowds have been huge for the domestic Big Bash and five-match head-to-head series against Pakistan and West Indies will test Australia's love affair with the format that began here in the 1970s.
I suppose this is an old tactic of winning the war before the war actually started. Creating that sorta pressure on the opposition team that they eventually end-up getting pressurized and later under-performance result.
I don't know why our media instead of being a copy cat, try to be realistic and do the job like the media of those country's doing for theirs, instead we're here enflaming the views and reviews and other useless things. We need to get matured as other countries have been.
Similar sorta hype was created at the start of the Melbourne and Sydney test, and because of that I suppose the team got under-pressured, which is their weakness, we should not blame others for it as other are for exploiting your weak-points. On the other hand we've a habit of exposing ourselves unnecessarily, whether it refers to our weak-points, strong-points, injury etc. everywhere we get exploited because of our own weakness of exposing unnecessarily.
The way Aussie media exploiting this weakness of Pakistani cricket team and media management, I don't think the end result of the ODI SERIES won't be different than that of the recently concluded TEST SERIES.