Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah tore through England's middle order to give Pakistan a key platformGetty

Pakistan take on England in the third Test match between the two sides at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 1-5 November.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 6am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

Pakistan come into the fixture after registering a thumping victory over England in the second Test. They have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after the first Test in Abu Dhabi, a neutral venue, ended in a draw.

In the second Test, Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and decided to bat first. The Pakistani side posted 378 runs in the first innings, thanks to a century by the skipper and half centuries from Asad Shafiq (83), Younis Khna (56) and opener Shan Masood (54).

In reply, England were bowled out for 242. Joe Root was the top scorer with 88 and captain Alastair Cook was the only other batsman to cross the 50-run mark. After taking a lead, Pakistan managed 354 runs for the loss of six wickets in the second innings and posted a mammoth target for the Three Lions.

Wahab Riaz's impressive spell in the first innings and an overall fine display from Yasir Shah in both the innings helped Pakistan win the match comfortably. The latter picked up four wickets in each innings, while Riaz ended the match with five wickets.

England need a win to avoid a series defeat, while a draw would be sufficient for Pakistan to win the Test series. The English side will be looking to bounce back in the third and final Test starting on Sunday.

Prediction

Pakistan to win

Betting Odds (bet365)

  • Pakistan to win: 17/20
  • Draw: 13/4
  • England to win: 12/5

Team News

Pakistan

Possible XI: Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali

England

Possible XI: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson