Trivia of March 4
Pakistan vs UAE
Misbah-ul-Haq, at 40, and Tauqir Ahmed, at 43, are the oldest captains in the tournament.
UAE have only played Pakistan twice before, in 1994 and 1996. Both were nine-wicket wins for Pakistan.
Shahid Afridi is two away from 8000 ODI runs. Assuming he gets to the mark in the next ODI, his batting average around 23.52 will be comfortably the lowest for any batsman to have hit the 8000 mark. His strike rate of around 116, however, will easily be the highest.
Nine of UAE's 15-man squad are of Pakistani origin.
Australia vs Afghanistan
Among bowlers with 50 or more ODI wickets, Mitchell Starc's strike-rate of 24.1 is the best. Hamid Hassan, with 25.9, is third on the list
The teams have met each other once before, in Sharjah in August 2012. Australia won by 66 runs
Australia's win-loss ratio of 1.529 at the WACA ground is their second-worst at home, after the Gabba