The most exciting change in the England team is the elevation to opener of Kevin Pietersen

Buttler can open doors as England look to combat spin

Contrary to popular perception, England have managed to win one-day tournaments in Asia. There was the occasion in Pakistan immediately after the 1987 World Cup when they won 3-0 in a series which nobody cared about and nobody can quite explain why it took place.

Flower would not reveal tactical changes planned for Sri Lanka and India

Flower orders quick course in handling spin

As coaches often find to their cost, if there is one thing worse than making mistakes it is refusing to learn from them. Andy Flower has therefore proposed England go on what amounts to a rapid skills development course to play spin in Asia.

Steve Finn and Stuart Broad celebrate Kevin Pietersen's wicket during a lively practice session in Dubai

Steven Finn urges fans to keep faith in England batsmen

Steven Finn claims the batsmen who carried England to number one in the Test rankings deserve loyalty despite their collective failure in the series whitewash by Pakistan.

Jos Buttler has played four international Twenty20 matches

England put their faith in the B team to stop the rot

Buttler and Briggs called up but Bell dropped as tourists aim to get back to winning ways against Pakistan in one-day series

Tim Bresnan has missed the tour so far

Tim Bresnan named in England squads to play Pakistan

Tim Bresnan was named this morning in England's one-day international and Twenty20 squads to play Pakistan, but his participation is still subject to ongoing fitness checks.

Andy Flower: 'England weren't ready to play'

The repeated failures of England's world-class batsmen against Pakistan have left England captain Andrew Strauss and team director Andy Flower still searching for answers as to what exactly has gone wrong.

England slump to whitewash after third test

Pakistan 99 & 365 beat England 141 & 252 by 71 runs

A frustrated Kevin Pietersen throws his bat in the air after being given out lbw to Abdur Rehman on review

Wickets galore as England take a narrow lead

Pakistan 99 England 104-6: Broad makes hay in the desert but third umpire is the busiest man as 16 batsmen are dismissed on astonishing first day of final Test

Broad takes England past Pakistan's total

Stuart Broad and Monty Panesar give England the edge against Pakistan

England were marginal favourites to level their three-match series against Pakistan thanks to Stuart Broad's runs and Monty Panesar's wickets by stumps on day three at the Zayed Stadium.

Kevin Pietersen looks on as Saeed Ajmal weaves his
magic

England's tormentor turns game on its head

Pakistan 257 England 207-5: Cook and Trott heroics but late wickets for Ajmal give Pakistan hope on absorbing day

Saeed Ajmal appeals for another wicket on the final day

England go from champs to chumps in three days

With all due respect to the world's No 1 Test team, England's batsmen were utterly hopeless yesterday as Pakistan cruised to a 10-wicket win in the First Test with embarrassing ease and two days to spare.

Saeed Ajmal appeals for another wicket on the final day

No positive spin: they flop when it turns

It is clear England are not the finished article but don't panic

Andrew Strauss cannot believe he has been given out on referral

Champs to chumps in three sorry days

England 192 & 160 Pakistan 338 & 15-0 (Pakistan won by 10 wickets): World's No 1 Test side have failings exposed in 10-wicket defeat by revitalised Pakistan

James Anderson gets a Stuart Broad hug after taking Abdur Rehman's wicket

Trott chips in as England graft back into match

England 192 Pakistan 288-7: With Pakistan batting fourth, anything could happen if the lead is kept down to near 100

Stuart Broad took two quick wickets before lunch

Late wickets boost England but Pakistan in control

England spent day two of the first Test playing catch-up, and eventually eking out seven Pakistan wickets, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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