Pakistan vs World XI, Independence Cup T20: Shoaib Malik’s cameo helps Pakistan pile up 197 runs

Apart from Zimbabwe in 2015, no other Test playing side has visited Pakistan since the 2009 terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankan team.

The match ergo holds of great importance.

Team Pakistan is all geared up to take on the World XI side led by South African batsman Faf du Plessis for the first of the three T20 matches at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, on Tuesday.

But what makes it significant is that the match will mark the return of international cricket to Pakistan.