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England announces squad for UAE tour

England’s tour of UAE will commence on October 13th who will take on Pakistan for 3 Test matches, 4 ODI’s and 3 T20 Internationals. 

England will kick-off their tour by taking on the Pakistan A side for two practice matches which will be a two-day game. Fresh from Ashes glory England will be eyeing to continue their winning run going. Although, it’s not going to be an easy task for the English side to reign supreme in pitches which are conducive to spin one can hope for a competitive series between these two sides.

The venues for the three test matches, ODI’s and T20I are as follows:

October 13th-17th: 1st Test- England vs Pakistan, Sheikh Zayed Stadium

October 22nd-26th: 2nd Test- England vs Pakistan, Dubai international Cricket Stadium

November 1st-5th: 3rd Test- England vs Pakistan, Sharjah Cricket Stadium

November 11th: 1st ODI, England vs Pakistan, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

November 13th: 2nd ODI, England vs Pakistan, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

November 17th: 3rd ODI, England vs Pakistan, Sharjah Cricket Stadium

November 20th: 4th ODI, England vs Pakistan, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

November 26th: 1st T201 England vs Pakistan, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

November 27th: 2nd T201 England vs Pakistan, Dubai International Cricket Stadium

November 30th: 3rd T201 England vs Pakistan, Sharjah Cricket Stadium

England Test squad: Alastair Cook(c), Mooen Ali, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Butler, Ian Bell, Zafar Ansari, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, James Taylor, Mark Wood

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Butler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Butler, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Stephen Parry, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Adam Lyth who had a poor Ashes series has been axed from the Test Squad and Alex Hales has been called as the replacement. There is also a place for the uncapped Surrey left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari, one of three spin bowling all-rounders alongside Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. 

There are no major surprises in the ODI squad. Joe Root who has been rested during the ODI series against Australia will make a comeback in the UAE tour. There are also room for some new names in the T20 side with Stephen Parry, Reece Topley, and James Vince included in the squad.

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