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Misbah-ul-Haq leads his players out at practice

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Misbah critical over lack of Yasir cover

Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq has expressed his disappointment with the selectors over not having another spinner in the squad to cover for the injured Yasir Shah in the opening Test in Abu Dhabi

Shan Masood deflected the ball on to his stumps

Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Bell clanger undermines England's morning

James Anderson drew level with Wasim Akram on 414 Test wickets, but it was the one that got away that did the most to influence England's fortunes on the first morning of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

Joe Root attempts to keep cool

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Root faces up to his latest challenge

England have been thrown into the Dubai microwave, temperatures set to high, and a couple of minutes later they are claiming they are ready for the Pakistan Test series. Joe Root's skill and adaptability gives them hope

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Moeen Ali and Alex Hales opened the batting together

Pakistan A v England XI, Tour match, Sharjah, 2nd day

Moeen likely to open - Bayliss

Moeen Ali looks to have won the race to open alongside Alastair Cook in the first Test against Pakistan after England's coach, Trevor Bayliss, admitted the allrounder had "his nose in front"