Re: your statement that Pakistan are like The French Rugby team in that they do not travel well.
You may or may not be aware of the fact that Pakistan have a very good record in New Zealand -- the head to head between Pakistan and New Zealnd in New Zealand is actually in Pakistan's favour.
Pakistan are arguably more competitive away than they are at home -- they seem to relish the thought of taking on sides in their own backyard.
Pakistan defeated Australia 2-1 in 3 game one day series in 2002
They won the Carlton & United series in 96'97 -- only RSA in 2001/2002 have done that feat recently.
In 1999-2000, they provided Australia with the most competitive
home series the Aussies have had in years (not withstanding the commendable efforts of your Kiwis in 2001/2002).
The 3-0 scoreline was probably a little flattering to Australia -- a dreadful umpiring decision (langer off Akram) robbed Pakistan of almost certain victory in the Hobart test.