After an impressive victory against England in the second Test in Dubai, Pakistan will be eager to carry the winning momentum forward in the third and final Test in Sharjah.
Pakistan were great in all departments of the game, which helped them take a lead in the three-Test match series. The second Test witnessed batsmen such as Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq scoring important runs for Pakistan, while Yasir Shah, who missed the first Test, and Wahab Riaz were instrumental with his leg breaks to help the men in green win in Dubai.
With such performances behind their back, Pakistan are oozing with confidence as they will want to clinch the series 2-0. Pakistan will want to go for the kill in Sharjah against England.
"Obviously you have to think positively and we will do our best and will not leave any stone unturned to play well and win. Your confidence is high after winning the last game and our team's confidence is high, so it's an important match for us and we will do our best to win it," ESPN Cricinfo quoted Misbah as saying.
However, Pakistan cannot afford to take England lightly, for they have played some decent cricket. England challenged the men in green during the first Test, which they came close to winning.
With batsmen such Joe Root, Ian Bell and captain Alastair Cook in their batting lineup, they can pose problems to any bowling attack. The trio needs to come up with their A class game in the third Test match if they are to have any chance of levelling the series.
Misbah is aware of the England's quality as he believes his team need to prepare for a big fight, because the English players are expected to come hard at them.
"[England] have been playing really well in terms of their batting and in terms of discipline in their bowling and they have been really putting a good show in the previous two Tests, so we have been looking forward to a tough game. We know they can come down hard because they have to win this game so we have to be mentally ready for them," Misbah added.
England need to find a way to deal with Yasir Shah and his bag of bowling tricks. If they fail to cope with the leg-spinner in the third Test, their desire of 1-1 series finish will be blown to tatters. However, the England team can draw inspiration from Pakistan's record in Sharjah, where the men in green have lost three out of the seven Test matches.
Where to watch live
Pakistan vs England 3rd Test match is scheduled for a 10am local time ( 11:30am IST, 11am PKT, 7am BST) start with live coverage in India on Ten Cricket. The live streaming option will be available on Tensports.com.
Cricket fans in Pakistan can watch the Pakistan vs England 3rd Test match live on PTV and Ten Sports. Viewers in the UK can enjoy the entire Pakistan vs England 3rd Test match live action on Sky Sports 4/HD, with live streaming on Sky Go.
Viewers in the US can watch Pakistan vs England 3rd Test match live on Willow TV and stream the game on Willow TV Online.