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England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook glad to get 'carried along' with Joe Root

England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook glad to get 'carried along' with Joe Root

Man-of-the-match Root made a Test-best 254, while left-handed opener Cook`s 105 extended his England Test century record to 29.

Lord's win is special, proud of players to have faced all problems bravely: Misbah-ul-Haq

Lord's win is special, proud of players to have faced all problems bravely: Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah said the team trainer and other support staff had always worked hard with the team but the time and effort put in by the army trainers in Kakul inspired all the players.

England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook & Co turn to Saqlain Mushtaq to help solve spin woes

England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook & Co turn to Saqlain Mushtaq to help solve spin woes

Having picked a 14-man squad, England could field two spinners especially as both all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson (shoulder) and all-rounder Ben Stokes (knee) have been passed fit after they each missed the first Test.

England's Alex Hales mocked for BLIND catch that took Misbah-ul-Haq's wicket

England's Alex Hales mocked for BLIND catch that took Misbah-ul-Haq's wicket

Alex Hales' teammate Moeen Ali took to twitter to mock his compatriot as he took the catch looking in different direction.

Butterfingers! Alastair Cook dropped twice before Mohammad Amir bowled him out – Video

Butterfingers! Alastair Cook dropped twice before Mohammad Amir bowled him out – Video

Cook was dropped twice on 22 and 55 while facing Amir before eventually being bowled by the same man on 81.

Devastating! Former England batsman Michael Carberry diagnosed with cancer

Devastating! Former England batsman Michael Carberry diagnosed with cancer

Carberry has previously suffered from blood clots on the lung, missing the start of the 2011 season.

WATCH: THAT no-ball which almost ended Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir's career

WATCH: THAT no-ball which almost ended Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir's career

The 24-year-old will be expecting a hostile reception as-soon-as he steps onto the Lord's pitch again to bowl in the test series against England.

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir can do us damage in upcoming series: Stuart Broad

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir can do us damage in upcoming series: Stuart Broad

The 24-year-old was one of the hottest properties in world cricket at the time and is now playing again after serving his suspension.

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes likely to get Test recalls: Trevor Bayliss

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes likely to get Test recalls: Trevor Bayliss

Stokes`s worth as a batsman was underlined by his stunning 258 in a Test against South Africa in Cape Town in January while Buttler looked in good touch when making runs during England`s recent 3-0 one-day series win over Sri Lanka, wrapped up in Cardiff on Saturday.

Dhaka attack: England prepared to cancel Bangladesh tour after foreigner killings

Dhaka attack: England prepared to cancel Bangladesh tour after foreigner killings

England are due to arrive in Bangladesh on September 30 for a month-long tour including three one-day internationals and two Test matches.

South Africa, West Indies confirmed for England's longest season

South Africa, West Indies confirmed for England's longest season

England will begin their 2017 home season with two one-day internationals against Ireland at Bristol and Lord`s on May 5 and 7.

After a decade in international cricket, patient Liam Plunkett proud of 50-wicket landmark

After a decade in international cricket, patient Liam Plunkett proud of 50-wicket landmark

Rain may have cut short Sunday's third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka but for Liam Plunkett there was the satisfaction of taking his 50th wicket at this level -- more than a decade after his first.

England V Pakistan: James Anderson doubtful for first Test, fractures right shoulder

England V Pakistan: James Anderson doubtful for first Test, fractures right shoulder

The 33-year-old -- who has 454 Test wickets to his name -- has a shoulder blade injury which he suffered in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

Eoin Morgan picks Anil Kumble and MS Dhoni in All-time XI, no place for Sachin Tendulkar

Eoin Morgan picks Anil Kumble and MS Dhoni in All-time XI, no place for Sachin Tendulkar

Apart from Tendulkar's exclusion, Anil Kumble's selection in the list also raised eyebrows.

Jos Buttler backs England to stay aggressive against Sri Lanka in ongoing ODI series

Jos Buttler backs England to stay aggressive against Sri Lanka in ongoing ODI series

England have displayed freedom and exuberance in their approach to the limited-overs formats since their humiliating group stage exit at last year`s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

WATCH: Liam Plunkett smashes six off last ball to draw ODI vs Sri Lanka

WATCH: Liam Plunkett smashes six off last ball to draw ODI vs Sri Lanka

Plunkett and Woakes also stitched a brilliant unbeaten 51-run partnership for the ninth wicket.

After series win over Sri Lanka, Alastair Cook says England are ready to face Pakistan

After series win over Sri Lanka, Alastair Cook says England are ready to face Pakistan

While Test specialist Cook prepares for Pakistan, wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow will be looking to take his red-ball form into the intervening five one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.

Ignored by PCB, is Junaid Khan contemplating playing for England? Here's the truth

Ignored by PCB, is Junaid Khan contemplating playing for England? Here's the truth

The Matra-born bowler, who was also a part of army led fitness boot camp in Kakul recently, failed to impress new chief coach Inzamam-ul-Haq, who said he didn't look in rhythm.

Devastated Ben Stokes undergoes surgery; Reece Topley ruled out for three months

Devastated Ben Stokes undergoes surgery; Reece Topley ruled out for three months

Hampshire seamer Topley, who was in England`s World Twenty20 squad, has been out since April 16 with a fractured thumb but now has much bigger problems to contend with.

1st Test: Alastair Cook all set to break Sachin Tendulkar's historic record against depleted Sri Lankans

1st Test: Alastair Cook all set to break Sachin Tendulkar's historic record against depleted Sri Lankans

In the absence of stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews and his boys will have to play out of their skins to put a good show in the Test series.