After a relatively long break, the England Lions will be called up for action in November and December as they are scheduled to face Pakistan A in the tour to United Arab Emirates. The tour begins on 18th November and will be over by the 8th of December 2018. The last time the Lions played was all the way back in June where they faced India A in a on-off unofficial Test match, handing them a big defeat of 253 runs.
The tour will primarily consist of a five match one-day series, but will also include two Twenty20s and one four-day match. All the matches in the one-day series start from 06:00 GMT (10:00 local), while the T20s start from 12:00 GMT (16:00 local).
The matches will be limited to two venues in two cities. They are mentioned below:-
Head to Head
The two last met in an extensive tour back in 2015-16, which encompassed both the months of January and December. They played a total of 10 matches (excluding one practice match) - five T20s and five one-day matches.
The T20 series had a thrilling finish as it all came down to the last match with both England Lions and Pakistan A winning two matches each. Eventually, the final match was tied but was decided with a one-over eliminator which England won.
However, Pakistan A had their revenge in the ODI series as they won the series 2-3.