After a very long time England will be playing against Pakistan at Sharjah. The scheduled 3 match test series, is supposed to be held in the month of October and November. Last time when England played against the Pakistan for same type of test series, they faced humiliating defeat in all the three matches. And Pakistan won it by 3-0. Though Pakistan lost all the ODI and T20 against England at the time, back in 2012. But the addition of Sharjah as venue for all the formats for games is new thing. For England coach Trevor Bayliss, this is new thing as he will be going for the first time with the team in overseas matches.
Here is the schedule of 3 test matches that both teams will play against each other:
October 13 to October 17 - 1st Test Match- At Abu Dhabhi
October 22 to October 26 - 2nd Test Match- At Dubai
November 1 to November 5-3rd Test Match- Sharjah
But England have to very careful about the Spin attack, as back in year 2012, they were flummoxed by the spin attack of Pakistan and lost all the three matches. Pakistan bowling attack in form of spin is not that lethal as it was earlier but Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar duo are quite successful in their attack as we saw them against the Australia last year in UAE. Till now the squads for both the team have not been decided yet. For England, they will play against the Australia for an ODI series, before playing this series with Pakistan. After the test series concludes, both teams will be playing 4 ODI and 3 T20 matches. In between there are few practice matches as well. So, for Pakistan and England fans, October month and November, 1st week is full of excitement and thrill.