Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson says controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be back to his best to provide the main danger to arch rivals India in their upcoming series.
Pakistan make the short trip to neighbouring India for five one-dayers and a three-match Test series against their fierce rivals.
Shoaib has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years, starting with the drugs scandal which could have seen him banned for two years before he was eventually cleared to play.
Injuries have also played their part, while he was sent home before the World Twenty20 and hit with a 13-match ban after hitting team-mate Mohammad Asif.
Shoaib returned to the Pakistan side for their fifth one-dayer against South Africa and shone with the ball when taking four wickets.
Now on probation, any further misdemeanours could lead to a life-long ban, but Lawson is convinced Shoaib will on be hitting the headlines for his on-field performances in India.
"Shoaib Akhtar will be the biggest threat to India, "Lawson told Indian TV channel Times Now.
"At the moment Shoaib is doing all the right things and looks fit. He understands that this is probably his last chance.
"If he is at his peak then he'll be a dominant force in this series. My job is to make sure that he is at his peak."
Although they are still facing South Africa, Lawson says the Pakistan camp are already looking ahead to the India trip, which starts with the one-day series opener in Guwahati on 5th November.
"I can feel the anticipation and excitement." he said.