Kevin Pietersen is backing himself to emerge from one of the quietest periods of his Test career to join England's growing list of century-makers against Pakistan.
The Hampshire batsman has yet to score a half-century in three innings in the series while Alastair Cook, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell and Andrew Strauss have scored centuries.
Pietersen is not getting worried about his run without a major innings, saying: "I've missed out in two Test matches now, so it would be nice to get some runs. It would be nice to get a hundred and I know I'm training and doing everything I'm supposed to do to prepare as best I can.
"If it happens, it happens but if it doesn't, I'm sure it's around the corner somewhere."
The last time Pietersen suffered such a run - he has gone six innings without reaching 50 - he ended that sequence in style.
Having gone through an identical spell against Australia last summer, Pietersen responded with a brilliant 158 to help seal the return of the Ashes in the final Test at The Oval. He started this summer with successive centuries against Sri Lanka and is hoping to add to his century tally at Headingley when the third Test starts on Friday.
He said: "I did get consecutive hundreds a couple of months ago, so I'm not going to put loads of pressure on myself saying I have to get this or that.
"I've been speaking to (Yorkshire bowler) Matthew Hoggard about Headingley and he says it has been a very good wicket all season. Hopefully, it's a good batting track, but with some bounce in as well, like it was at Old Trafford."