Pakistan v England 2015
Hafeez slams century as Pakistan outclass England
Pakistan romped home by six wickets riding on the shoulders of Mohammad Hafeez's unbeaten century as they chased down England's total of 216 in the first One-Day International in Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Bilal Asif's bowling action cleared by ICC
The International Cricket Council on Friday has declared Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif's bowling action to be legal after reports indicated that his elbow extension was within the allowed limits.
It was a magnificent win - Eoin Morgan
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan hailed his team's six-wicket victory in the third One-Day International against Pakistan on Tuesday as a "magnificent win".
Mohammad Zahid calls Pakistan limited overs performance 'horrific'
Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Zahid has termed the performance of the national team in the limited overs internationals as "horrific" after the recent losses to England.
Reece Topley pleased with his performances
England fast bowler Reece Topley expressed satisfaction over his performances in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.
Pleasure to watch Buttler's innings - Sam Billings
England middle order batsman Sam Billings expressed that it was a pleasure to watch Jos Buttler's 46-ball century against Pakistan in the fourth One-Day International in Dubai.
Mr Predictor - Will Pakistan spin England to defeat again?
We look ahead to the Pakistan-England series in the United Arab Emirates as well as three other series either starting this week or already underway in our latest Mr Predictor show.
Younis Khan announces retirement from ODIs
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is all set to retire from the One-Day Internationals after the first game against England which gets underway in Abu Dhabi on 11th November.
Brendon McCullum urges England to be flexible for UAE challenge
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels that England will have to take a flexible approach to team selection and strategy to succeed in their upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
(Almost) all smiles for Pakistan cricket - Cricket World TV
A win over Zimbabwe, a clean sweep for the women's side, but Bilal Asif being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action means it hasn't been all good news for Paksitan in an otherwise positive week so far.
The spell to Shane Watson changed my fortunes - Wahab Riaz
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz believes the World Cup quarter-final spell he bowled to Shane Watson has made him a completely different bowler.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England Sharjah Test preview
We take a look back at the Pakistan-England Dubai Test and preview the Sharjah Test in our latest Cricket World Hot Spot with John Pennington and Rob Johnston in an audio show instead of our usual video update.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England Sharjah Test review, ODI series preview
John Pennington and Rob Johnston join forces once again to review the third Test between Pakistan and England in Sharjah as well as preview the upcoming ODI series.
Need to take early wickets - Mark Wood
England fast bowler Mark Wood opined the bowlers need to take early wickets on day two after Pakistan finished on a strong note at the end of the play on the first day of the second Test in Dubai.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England Sharjah ODI review, T20I preview
John Pennington and Rob Johnston look back on an eventful Pakistan-England One-Day International series and preview the three-match Twenty20 International series that begins later this week.
Bayliss has always backed me - Adil Rashid
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid asserted that having the backing of the head coach Trevor Bayliss is a huge confidence booster for him ahead of the series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England tour review
After England completed a 3-0 Twenty20 International series win over Pakistan, we review the Tests, One-Day Internationals as well as the T20s with Rob Johnston joining John Pennington.
England will do well in the UAE - Kevin Pietersen
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is confident that the current team will perform well when they tour the United Arab Emirates to face Pakistan in October and November.
Pakistan favourites for ODI series against England - Cricket World TV
We preview the One-Day International series between Pakistan and England in the United Arab Emirates that gets underway in Abu Dhabi in our latest cricket news video.
Jos Buttler fit for selection - Eoin Morgan
England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan confirmed that Jos Buttler has recovered from the finger injury and is fit for selection ahead of the One-Day International series against Pakistan.
England pull things back after Hafeez puts Pakistan ahead
England managed to pick three wickets late in the day, but it was Mohammad Hafeez, who stole the show in the final session with an unbeaten knock of 97, taking Pakistan's lead to 74 at stumps on day three of the third Test in Sharjah.
Umar Akmal returns to Pakistan T20I squad
The Pakistan selectors have decided to include Umar Akmal in the Twenty20 International squad to face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates.
Cook's unrelenting century keeps England fighting
Alastair Cook struck his 28th Test century on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, also passing 1,000 runs in the calendar year, to help reduce England's deficit to Pakistan to 233 runs at stumps.
Imad Wasim targeting return for England T20Is
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim is targeting a return to international cricket in the upcoming Twenty20 International series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
Shoaib Malik's double strike leaves England in trouble
Shoaib Malik has set his sights on a perfect farewell by dismissing Moeen Ali and Ian Bell to leave England needing 238 more runs to win on the final day of the third Test in Sharjah to level the series.
Jos Buttler heroics lead England to 3-1 series win
Jos Buttler smacked the fastest century by an England batsman in One-Day Internationals as Eoin Morgan's men crushed Pakistan in the fourth and final ODI in Dubai by 84 runs to win the series 3-1.
Right time for Misbah-ul-Haq to announce retirement - Bazid Khan
Former Pakistan cricketer Bazid Khan reckons that the conclusion of the ongoing Test series against England will be the ideal time for skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to announce his retirement.
England report Wahab Riaz for kicking the ball
The England team management have reported Wahab Riaz for kicking the ball during the final session on the fourth day of the second Test in Dubai.
Opening with Moeen Ali is risky - Michael Atherton
Former England captain Michael Atherton is of the view that England will be taking a huge chance by opting to open with Moeen Ali in the upcoming Test matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Rizwan half-century sets up 64-run win for Pakistan over Hong Kong
Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 38-ball 55 as Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by 64 runs in their Twenty20 warm-up game in Dubai.
Shoaib Malik announces Test retirement
Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced his retirement from Test cricket at the conclusion of the ongoing third match against England in Sharjah.
Familiar story as Pakistin spin overwhelms England - Cricket World TV
Pakistan's spinners maintained their grip over England's batsmen to win the third and final Test in Sharjah and we review the match which saw Pakistan rise to second in the ICC Test rankings.
Younis Khan retirement was a big shock - Waqar Younis
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis admitted that the retirement of senior batsman Younis Khan from the One-Day International format came as a shock for the players and the team management.
Adil Rashid will make huge impact - Joe Root
England batsman Joe Root asserted that leg-spinner Adil Rashid will be a key performer in the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Liam Plunkett to replace Mark Wood in England ODI squad
England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will replace the injured Mark Wood in England's One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Jason Roy eager to score his maiden ODI hundred
England batsman Jason Roy expressed his eagerness to score his maiden One-Day International hundred in the ongoing four-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England series preview - Cricket World TV
Join Rob Johnston and John Pennington as they preview England's upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Shoaib Malik calls time on Test career - Cricket World TV
We briefly review the career of Shoaib Malik following the announcement that he will be retiring from Test cricket at the end of the series against England in Sharjah.
Younis Khan makes history, Pakistan take the honours - Cricket World TV
We review day one of the first Test between Pakistan and England in Abu Dhabi in our latest cricket TV news report on the day that Younis Khan became his country's leading Test run-scorer.
A rare break in the cricket calendar - The lull before the storm
A rare possibility surfaced – no international cricket for a fortnight, anywhere in the world. That hasn’t happened in a long while, definitely not this year. But, what follows the empty fortnight is a barrage of matches, with half a dozen teams playing each other quite a bit.
Joe Root is currently the best player of spin - Moeen Ali
England all-rounder Moeen Ali opined that England are not too worried to face the Pakistan spinners in the second Test in Dubai as they have the best player of spin bowling in Joe Root.
Rewind to...a Pakistan-England clash that rivalled the Ashes
As Pakistan and England are battling it out in the United Arab Emirates, Rob Johnston rewinds to the 1987 Test series between the two teams.
England are weak against leg-spin - Yasir Shah
Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah believes that the England batting line up has a weakness against leg-spin bowling which he hopes to exploit in the second Test in Dubai.
That's Dubai to do it for Pakistan...but only just - Cricket World TV
Pakistan left it late to beat England by 178 runs in the second Test in Dubai, and our latest cricket news video reviews the action after they moved into an unassailable 1-0 series lead.
England, Pakistan build towards World Twenty20 - First T20I preview
With the 2016 World Twenty20 just three months away, both Pakistan and England will look to gain momentum as they lock horns in the first T20I in Dubai.
Playing in ODIs is a matter of pride - Younis Khan
Pakistan veteran batsman Younis Khan, who was recently called up to the One-Day International squad against England, iterated that it was a matter of pride to represent his country in the 50-over format.
Batting collapses are frustrating - Alastair Cook
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his frustration over his side's batting collapse on the third day of the second of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Team morale gives me confidence against England - Yasir Shah
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is confident of doing well against England in the upcoming Test series in the United Arab Emirates as he feels that the team morale is very high.
Ian Bell eager to work with Mahela Jayawardene
England batsman, Ian Bell, is eager to work with Mahela Jayawardene, who was appointed as the team's batting consultant for the three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Umar Akmal excluded from Pakistan's T20I squad
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been excluded from the Twenty20 International squad for the series against England after receiving a show cause notice from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Shoaib Malik's double ton pummels England
Shoaib Malik hit his maiden Test double hundred while Asad Shafiq notched a century as Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 523 for eight to claim the honours on day two of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
Dropped chances hurt England as Hafeez, Malik make merry on day one
Shoaib Malik crafted a sublime century on his comeback while Mohammad Hafeez hit 98 as the duo made England pay a heavy price for shelling wicket-taking opportunities on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
Wahab Riaz bowled his heart out against England - Yasir Arafat
Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has praised the efforts of his counterpart Wahab Riaz in the first Test match against England in Abu Dhabi which ended in a thrilling draw.
England overcome Afridi blast to wrap up series
England snatched a three-run victory against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International in Dubai, overcoming a terrific all-round display from Shahid Afridi to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Pakistan recall Younis Khan for ODIs against England
The Pakistan selectors have recalled senior batsman Younis Khan to the squad for the One-Day Internationals against England after a successful run of form in the recently concluded three-match Test series.
We're fully confident to face England - Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed that his side is confident of performing well in the upcoming three-match Test series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
ECB announces schedule for England's tour against Pakistan
The England and Wales Cricket Board on Thursday announced the schedule for England's tour to United Arab Emirates for the series against Pakistan.
Woakes, Taylor hand England an unassailable lead against Pakistan
James Taylor notched an unbeaten half-century after Chris Woakes' four-wicket haul wrecked the Pakistan batting line-up as England won the third One-Day International in Sharjah and went 2-1 up in the series.
PCB not interested in long-term solutions - Aamer Sohail
Former Pakistan captain Aamer Sohail believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board is not interested in looking at long-term solutions to address problems with the team.
Pakistan resurgent as spinners run riot
Pakistan's resounding 127-run win against England in Sharjah is a statement about their resurgence, given that there has been no Test cricket played at home for the last seven years, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Hot Spot - Pakistan v England Dubai Test preview - Cricket World TV
Ahead of the second Pakistan v England Test in Dubai, John Pennington and Rob Johnston give their thoughts on what they saw in Abu Dhabi and then preview the second Test.
Two gloriously uncertain Tests in the desert
Cricket being the game of glorious uncertainties was being proved again over after over as England almost saved the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Eoin Morgan confident against the short ball
England limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan, is confident of facing the short deliveries after recovering from a concussion, he suffered in the fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in September.
Trevor Bayliss backs Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler
England coach Trevor Bayliss has voiced his support for Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler both of whom have been struggling to be among the runs in the ongoing Test series against Pakistan.
Steven Finn ruled out of first Test, Yasir Shah doubtful
England were dealt a late injury blow as fast bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with a foot injury.
Billings' blistering knock helps England outclass Pakistan
Sam Billings struck his maiden Twenty20 International fifty as England romped home to a 14-run victory against Pakistan in the first game in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead the three-match series.
Moeen Ali gets three as Ahmed, Alam keep England at bay
Moeen Ali picked up three wickets as Iftikhar Ahmed and Fawad Alam hit half-centuries to help Pakistan A keep England at bay on the second and final day of the first tour game in Sharjah.
Pakistan Cricket Board urges Misbah-ul-Haq to continue playing
The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has urged Misbah-ul-Haq to continue playing Test cricket for Pakistan for at least a year.
Hard work has paid off - Liam Plunkett
England fast bowler Liam Plunkett feels that his hard work over the last few weeks has finally paid off after a man of the match performance in the second Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Dubai.
Four areas of improvement for England
We focus on the four areas which England needs to improve ahead of their upcoming tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan spinners seal 127-run win over England
Spinners Zulfiqar Babar, Shoaib Malik and Yasir Shah shared nine wickets as Pakistan dismissed England for 156 to win the third and final Test in Sharjah by 127 runs and claim a 2-0 series win.
Samit Patel replaces Zafar Ansari for UAE tour
The England selectors have named all-rounder Samit Patel as the replacement for Zafar Ansari in the Test squad for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan.
Pakistan will have a tough challenge against England - Azhar Mahmood
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood feels that Pakistan will face a tough contest against England in the upcoming three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
Imran Khan ruled out of third Test against England
Pakistan will miss the services of Imran Khan for the final Test against England in Sharjah due to an injury to his bowling hand.
Misbah happy with batting performance after win in Dubai
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed his happiness at the efforts of his batsmen after defeating England by 178 runs in the second Test match in Dubai to claim an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series.
Delighted to be back in England squad - James Taylor
Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor is ecstatic to be back in the England Test squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after a gap of more than three years.
We will do our best to win - Shahid Afridi
Pakistan Twenty20 International captain Shahid Afridi is adamant that his team will be doing their best to win in the upcoming three-match series against England.
England openers have done very well - David Lloyd
Former England coach David Lloyd is pleased with the performance of the opening batsmen Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali after Pakistan declared at 523 for eight on day two of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
England include Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari in squad for UAE tour
The England selectors have called up batsman Alex Hales and all-rounder Zafar Ansari to the Test squad which will face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates for a three-match series starting 13th October.
Pakistan overcome lower-order resistance from England to go 1-0 up
Pakistan managed to overcome a stubborn resistance from England's lower-order led by Adil Rashid on the fifth day to win the second Test in Dubai by 178 runs.
Trevor Bayliss aiming for success in 2016 World Twenty20
England coach Trevor Bayliss is aiming at a victory in the upcoming 2016 World Twenty20 after the success in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.
Finn, Rashid rout Pakistan A despite Akmal's fifty
Steven Finn and Adil Rashid shared seven wickets between them as England ran through Pakistan A in the second tour game in Sharjah despite Adnan Akmal’s unbeaten fifty.
England brace for another spin battle - Second ODI preview
Having lost the first ODI, England's search for their first win over Pakistan in the tour continues when they lock horns in the second game on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
Bilal Asif to join Pakistan Test squad
Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif is all set to join the squad for the second Test against England in Dubai after undergoing an assessment of his bowling action.
We don't want to leave the UAE with nothing - James Anderson
England fast bowler James Anderson is hopeful of his team chasing down the target of 284 on the fifth day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Anderson takes four as England rout Pakistan for 234 on day one
An impressive and disciplined bowling performance led by a four-wicket haul from James Anderson helped England dismiss Pakistan for 234 at stumps on day one of the third Test in Sharjah.
Waqar Younis calls for serious analysis after eye-opening defeat
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis termed his team's 3-0 defeat in the Twenty20 International series against England as an "eye opener" and has called for a deep introspection into the performance.
Fawad Alam recalled for England Tests
Pakistan selectors have recalled left-handed batsman Fawad Alam to the Test squad which will face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates next month.
Azhar Ali wants positive approach from Pakistan
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has urged his team to play positively in the upcoming third One-Day International against England in order to win the game.
Important to keep pushing the boundaries - Eoin Morgan
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan stressed on the importance of their side to keep pushing the boundaries in order to improve as a team.
PCB suspends Saeed Ajmal's contract
The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended Saeed Ajmal's central contract over the comments he made against the International Cricket Council regarding illegal bowling actions.
Pakistan recall Shoaib Malik for England Tests
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to include senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik as the 16th member of the Test squad which will face England in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates.
James Anderson targets five more years with England
England fast bowler James Anderson is hoping to play for another five years for his national team before hanging up his boots.
England aim for unlikely repeat of 2012 - Pakistan-England ODI series preview
Rob Johnston previews the Pakistan-England One-Day International series, which gets underway in Abu Dhabi, calling it "unlikely but not unthinkable" that England could repeat their 4-0 series win of 2012.
England gear up to erase previous UAE debacle - series preview
The last time England were in the United Arab Emirates they were ground to dust. Now they face the same adversary from Pakistan who are brimming with the confidence from a rare away series win against Sri Lanka under their belt.
Alastair Cook ready for hard grind against Pakistan
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his readiness for a grueling contest when his side will take on Pakistan in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates later this month.
Hales century powers England to series-levelling victory
Alex Hales smacked his maiden century as England produced an all-round performance to beat Pakistan by 95 runs in the second One-Day International in Abu Dhabi and level the series 1-1.
Not thinking of a 3-0 win against England - Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq asserted that recreating the 3-0 victory in 2012 against England was not on their agenda when the two sides meet again in the United Arab Emirates in October.
Uphill task awaits England in Sharjah - Third Test Preview
Having lost the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, England are in a must-win situation in the third Test which kicks-off on 1st November in Dubai.
Chronic ankle injury ends Mark Wood's UAE tour
England pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third and deciding Test against Pakistan in Sharjah because of a chronic ankle injury.
Root reclaims number one spot in Test rankings
England vice-captain Joe Root has reclaimed the pole position in the International Cricket Council player rankings after scoring consecutive fifties in the recently concluded encounter against Pakistan in Dubai.
James Taylor is wonderful against spin - Ian Bell
England batsman Ian Bell praised James Taylor as a wonderful player of spin bowling after the 25-year-old notched up a crucial half-century on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Teams look to seize lead - Third ODI preview
With the series level at 1-1, both Pakistan and England will look to seize the lead when they lock horns in the third One-Day International on Tuesday. Robert Johnston previews the action.
Adil Rashid was unlucky not to get wickets - Ben Stokes
England all-rounder Ben Stokes felt that his teammate Adil Rashid was unlucky not to have wickets to show for his hard work in the first innings of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
James Vince wants to play in all formats for England
England batsman James Vince, who made an impressive debut in the ongoing Twenty20 International series against Pakistan, has expressed his desire to represent England in all formats of the game.
I have staked a claim for my inclusion - Steven Finn
England fast bowler Steven Finn has asserted that he has made a strong case for his selection for the Pakistan Tests after taking a four-wicket haul in the second practice game against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
No injury concern for Alastair Cook - Paul Farbrace
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace clarified that Alastair Cook is not suffering from an injury, despite seeming to be in discomfort while batting in the second innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.
Taylor's gritty half-century gives England edge on day two
James Taylor, made a remarkable comeback in the longer format with an unbeaten gritty knock of 74, taking England to 222 for four at stumps on day two, just 12 behind Pakistan's first innings total, in the third Test in Sharjah.
Paul Farbrace lauds James Taylor for seizing his opportunity
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has praised James Taylor for grabbing his opportunities with a string of superlative performances against Australia and Pakistan in One-Day Internationals.
Match is truly in the balance - James Taylor
England batsman James Taylor feels that the third Test between England and Pakistan in Sharjah is in the balance heading into the fourth day's play.
Disappointed to miss out against Pakistan - Adam Lyth
England opening batsman Adam Lyth is extremely disappointed after having been left out of the squad to face Pakistan in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
Mushtaq Ahmed urges Pakistan to improve fitness
Pakistan bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed has urged his players to improve their fitness levels and fielding skills to become a better team ahead of the 2016 World Twenty20.
Saeed Ajmal tenders formal apology to PCB
Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal has formally apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board for the remarks he earlier made over the review of his illegal bowling action.
Taylor, Bell hit fifties as England rattled by Hamza's four-wicket haul
James Taylor and Ian Bell hit fifties as left-arm pacer Mir Hamza rattled England with a four wicket-haul in the second practice game in Sharjah.
All-round England crush UAE by 79 runs
Blistering knocks from Alex Hales and Jason Roy combined with a clinical bowling performance helped England defeat United Arab Emirates by 79 runs in their Twenty20 warm-up encounter in Abu Dhabi.
Jordan seals dramatic Super Over victory for England
Chris Jordan delivered a dramatic one-over eliminator victory for England in the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan in Sharjah to complete a 3-0 whitewash despite a fighting knock of 75 from Shoaib Malik.
Samit Patel did not expect Test recall
England all-rounder Samit Patel, who was recalled to the Test squad for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan after a gap of almost three years, admitted that the news was a pleasant surprise.
Finn ruled out of UAE tour, Jordon called up as replacement
England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the ongoing United Arab Emirates tour due to a bone stress injury on his left foot.
No plans for Test retirement - Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has put retirement thoughts on the backburner ahead of the United Arab Emirates tour in October against England.
Hoping for good second day - Stuart Broad
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is expecting his team to have a good second day in the third Test match against Pakistan after having bowled out the opposition for 234 runs on the first day.
Yasir Shah will be key - Wahab Riaz
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz opined that leg-spinner Yasir Shah will play a major role on the fourth and fifth day of the second Test against England in Dubai.
New-look England look to erase old memories - first Test preview
In England's year of seemingly endless Test cricket, they move from the green, lush comforts of home to the arid and searing heat of the United Arab Emirates for a three Test match series against Pakistan.
Confident of winning Test series against England - Waqar Younis
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis is confident about his team’s chances when they face England in the three-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October.
Pakistan series will be tough for England - Alec Stewart
Former England captain Alec Stewart opined that England will face a tough battle against Pakistan in their upcoming three-match Test series which begins on 13th October in Abu Dhabi.
Zafar Ansari dislocates thumb after maiden Test call-up
Surrey all-rounder, Zafar Ansari, who was called up to the England Test squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month, has dislocated his thumb in a game against Lancashire at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Pakistan build massive lead after England succumb to Shah and Riaz
Fifties from Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan claim a 358-run lead after Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah bundled out England for 242 runs on the third day of the second Test in Dubai.
Trevor Bayliss hints Moeen Ali at opening position
England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted that Moeen Ali will be the preferred player to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order in the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Yasir Shah challenge awaits England in Dubai - Second Test preview
With Yasir Shah set to make a comeback into the Pakistan team, England will be wary of the spin challenge when they head into Dubai for the second Test. Rob Johnston previews the match.
Bairstow top scores as England batsmen face trial by spin
Jonny Bairstow top scored with an unbeaten knock of 66 runs as England batsmen faced 50 overs of spin bowling in the tour game against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
Azhar Ali ruled out of first Test with toe injury
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been ruled out of the first Test match against England in Abu Dhabi after failing to recover from a toe injury he picked up in the series against Zimbabwe.
Alastair Cook aims to carry forward Ashes momentum
England Test captain Alastair Cook is aiming to carry forward the momentum his side has gained from an incredible victory in the 2015 Ashes when they take on Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
We are not weaker than 2012 side - James Anderson
England pace spearhead James Anderson has refuted Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq's view that the visitors are a weaker side compared to the squad which took part in the 2012 Test series.
Positive mindset worked for us - Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez opined that his team were well served by adopting a positive approach against England on day one in the first Test match in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Paul Farbrace wants England to start winning matches
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has stressed on the need to start winning matches ahead of the second One-Day International against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Joe Root brings calmness to batting line-up - Stuart Broad
England fast bowler Stuart Broad opined that the presence of maverick batsman Joe Root brings about a sense of calm in the batting order.
Shane Warne eager to work with Adil Rashid
Australian great Shane Warne has expressed his willingness to mentor England leg-spinner Adil Rashid whenever he gets an opportunity.
Misbah century helps Pakistan seize advantage
Riding on the back of a splendid unbeaten century from Misbah-ul-Haq and fifties from Younis Khan and Shan Masood, Pakistan seized the advantage on the first day of the second Test match against England in Dubai.
Dramatic end to final day as historic win evades England by 25 runs
Adil Rashid picked up a game-changing five-wicket haul as 15 wickets fell on a dramatic final day in Abu Dhabi with England falling short of a phenomenal victory by 25 runs in the first Test against Pakistan.
We can take credit for picking up four wickets - Stuart Broad
England fast bowler Stuart Broad reckons that England can take heart from the fact that they were able to pick up four wickets on a flat pitch in the first day of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Cook, Root fifties lead England charge
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit fluent fifties to lead England’s comeback after Pakistan were bowled out in the first session of day two of the second Test match in Dubai.
Cook falls for 263 as England move ahead
Alastair Cook was dismissed for 263 on day four of the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after batting his side into the lead, England closing on 569 for eight in reply to Pakistan's 523 for eight declared.
We need to bat ourselves into the game - Alastair Cook
England captain Alastair Cook opined that his team will need to get to a total of at least 500 after the kind of start they have had in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Opening combination yet to be finalised - Paul Farbrace
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace stated that a decision on Alastair Cook's opening partner will be taken after the ongoing second practice match against Pakistan A in Sharjah.
Root leads England fightback but Pakistan firmly on top
Joe Root's fighting half-century helped England post 130 for three at stumps on day four after Pakistan set them a mammoth target of 491 runs riding on the back of Younis Khan's splendid hundred in the second Test in Dubai.
Cook targeting first ever series win against Pakistan in UAE
England captain Alastair Cook expressed his desire to see his team become the first team ever to beat Pakistan in a full Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
The importance of winning warm-up matches
It has become harder than ever for Test teams to win away from home. Excluding Tests involving Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the 2010s have seen only a 50 per cent win ratio for teams away from home.
We were not good enough - Joe Root
England batsman Joe Root admitted that the performance of his team on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan left a lot to be desired.
Cook looking for long-term opening partner
England captain and opening batsman Alastair Cook is hoping that the selectors can find a long-term solution to the conundrum at the top of the batting order.
Cook has given us a chance to press for win - Joe Root
England batsman Joe Root has expressed that Alastair Cook's marathon record breaking innings has given his team a chance to push for a win in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi