Pakistan will take on World XI on Tuesday    AFP
Pakistan will take on World XI in the first T20I on Tuesday AFP

835 days since the last international match was hosted by Pakistan (against Zimbabwe, on May 31, 2015). Unfortunately, it was abandoned due to rain.

22 teams have played T20 Internationals till now (Oman was the 22nd). ICC World XI will be the 23rd.

10 players from Pakistan’s 16-man squad will be playing their first game on home soil.

3 players from Pakistan’s 16-man squad Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik and Sohail Khan have played international cricket on home soil if one takes the 2015 Zimbabwe series away.

3 players of ICC World XI have played international cricket on Pakistan soil: Paul Collingwood (2 Tests, 5 ODIs), Hashim Amla (2 Tests) and Tamim Iqbal (10 ODIs, 1 T20I).

0 matches by Pakistan against an ICC World XI side. Before this, Asia XI played them in an ODI in 2004-05 and Australia in 3 ODIs and 1 Test (in 2005-06).

1 matches won by ICC World XI so far (out of 5). The sole victory came against Asia XI at Melbourne. They had lost all matches against Australia.

0 matches played by World XI outside Australia.

0 T20Is played by World XI before this tour.

8 T20I batting rank of Faf du Plessis, the highest from either side.

1 T20I bowling rank of Imad Wasim. He will face competition from Imran Tahir (2nd) and Samuel Badree (5th).

2 wins in 2 T20Is for Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

2,376 days since Collingwood had played his first international match. His last match was an ODI against Bangladesh, on March 11, 2011.

111* only T20I hundred by a Pakistani, by Ahmed Shahzad. Shehzad had also registered their second-highest score (98*).

66 runs needed by Malik to surpass Umar Akmal and become the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the format.

119 Du Plessis has the highest individual score from World XI.

6 Darren Sammy is 6 scalps away from attaining 50 T20I victims.

1 uncapped player from either side: Fahim Ashraf.

1 hat-trick from either side: Thisara Perera.