Yesterday watching Pakistan getting blown away on a lively track the first thing that crossed my mind was "why do we moan that Ozzies are #1", I am not talking about just Pakistan but I am referring to other teams as well.
Its not like its the first time we have collapsed in these conditions that has been happening for decades now and its just not Pakistan who falter in these conditions India and Sri Lanka struggle aswell on these type of pitches. On the other hand teams like Eng, Nzl and SA they have problems with the turning tracks and they too have had this problem for years now, as soon as the pitch start turning they crumble.
Generally it is said that if you work hard on your weaknesses eventually you will overcome it but to me it seems Australia is the only country that seems to be working on this theory thats why you will find most of the Australian batsmen to be competent against both pace and spin while the rest of the teams continue to struggle under alien conditions. Just preparing yourself for the new conditions before the start of the tour will not help you out the work needs to be done at the grass root level to make the player better equipped in handling the different conditions they will encounter when they travel abroad.
I would like to conclude by saying that it is the failure of the respected cricket boards and their system that they are not able to prepare batsmen who can handle handle alien conditions despite being fully aware that has been their weakness for the last many years