Pakistan vs. England, 1st Test: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview


Adhering to a rejuvenating break after gaining back the Ashes, England will certainly brace themselves for the Asian difficulty as they handle Pakistan in a three-Test series in the United Arab Emirates. In 2012, the No. 1 rated England side endured humiliation by Pakistan as they were blanked 3-0 in UAE. Alastair Cook’s side will certainly be wanting to make amends from that forgettable outing when they face Misbah-ul-Haq’s guys. England’s task though is difficult as the benefit lies with Pakistan, who flourish in spin-friendly conditions.

The last time England explored UAE to face Pakistan, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman created chaos as they grabbed 43 wickets between them to leave the Andrew Strauss-led side in a spin. The England batsmen will certainly not face the Ajmal-Rehman combination in this series, yet they will certainly have their hands complete when they are up against Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar, if the leggie Yasir passes his early health and fitness examination on Tuesday.

At the same time, England’s pacemen will additionally have to manage the desert warmth, something which they are not used to typically, and that might have a bearing on their efficiency. For Pakistan, UAE has actually been their house far from home as well as they will certainly want to place their encounter in these conditions to excellent usage to replicate their 2012 efficiency.

Fight Day: October 13-17, 2015
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Start Time: 10:00 Local (06:00 GMT|11:30 IST).
Weather: Sunny, High of 36 level Celsius.


Compelled to play in UAE due to security problems back home, Pakistan have actually been a force to reckon with in the Emirates. They have never lost a collection in their last seven attempts at UAE – winning four and also attracting three. Just what’s unique with Misbah’s group is that they have actually shed their ‘unpredictables’ tag and also have revealed tremendous uniformity. They are presently positioned 4th in the ICC Examination positions and also are just one point reluctant of England at number 3. Good results for Pakistan could see them rise to as high as number two as well as the perky group will certainly be intending to do simply that.

There is a lot of encounter when it concerns the Pakistan group, with the presence of Misbah, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez as well as Wahab Riaz. Azhar Ali’s lack in this video game because of a toe injury is a chance for another skilled player – Shoaib Malik – to play his first Examination in five years. With Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq and also the excellent Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan have the right workers to be successful in acquainted problems. If fit, Yasir will pose all the problems for England while Zulfiqar will additionally be a vital participant of the bowling department, alongwith Riaz, Junaid Khan and also Rahat Ali.

Probable XI: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Khan (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.


Prepare and also his group will certainly be aware of the challenges that lie in advance of them in the collection and also have left no stone unturned in their plannings. With Mahela Jayawardene as part of the coaching team, England have the assistance of a shrewd cricketing mind which recognizes just what it takes to do well in spin-friendly and energy-sapping conditions. Nonetheless, the cricketers will be on their very own when they take the area, and also depositing all that is done at the back-end, exactly what matters most is exactly how they take care of the stress and also measure up to the difficulties.

In both trip matches leading up to the initial Examination, England have revealed a lot of promise. Ian Bell, James Taylor, Alastair Chef, Joe Origin as well as Jonny Bairstow have fifties to their names while Steven Finn, Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have done well with the round. One of their largest issues will be the lack of Finn as a result of a foot injury and also how the remainder of the bowlers manage the ‘alien’ conditions.

In the batting division, Moeen as a makeshift opener has not functioned while Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes additionally need to improve after successive failures. What likewise has to be seen is whether England can sustain sufficient vapor over a period of 5 days with the sun beating down hard.

Probable XI: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.


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