Younis Khan's men will be high on confidence going into the ICC Champions Trophy after being crowned ICC T20 World Champions earlier this year.
However, they were comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka in both the Test and ODI series but ended the tour on a positive note, winning the last three games comfortably.
The Greenshirts have been strengthened by the return of ICL rebels Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved ul Hasan, and Mohammad Yousuf.
Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal have formed a deadly spin partnership for the T20 champions and could play a pivotal role if Pakistan are to pose a challenge to their opponents.
17-year-old sensation Mohammad Aamer and Umar Gul are expected to lead Pakistan's bowling attack in South Africa.
Watch out for: Shahid Afridi
Pakistan's star all rounder Shahid Afridi, or "Boom Boom" Afridi, has enjoyed great success with both bat and ball in Pakistan's recent endeavors.
He is a match winner and will need to shine for Pakistan to conquer the Champions Trophy.
Verdict: Pakistan will need to compete with Australia, India, and a depleted West Indies for a place in the final. If they get through, then they should be able to go the whole way and take the crown back home.