Moeen Ali will now switch from Test cricket to white ball mode for the remainder of November with nine matches – including two warm-up games – in the space of 22 days.

The Worcestershire all-rounder is part of the England squad which will play four One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan.

The two warm-up games and opening two ODIs will take place in Abu Dhabi – home for Worcestershire's pre-season tour in March.

Dubai and Sharjah will also host three and two matches respectively.

Moeen and his team-mates will have to get used to playing under lights with all four ODIs being day-night games and the three T20Is also being played in the evening.

England will then fly home on December 1 for a short break before reconvening for the Test series in South Africa which starts on Boxing Day.

The ODI squad is:

Alex Hales

Jason Roy

Joe Root

James Taylor

Eoin Morgan (c)

Jonny Bairstow (w)

Jos Buttler (w)

Sam Billings

Moeen Ali

Adil Rashid

Chris Jordan

David Willey

Chris Woakes

Mark Wood

Reece Topley


8 November One-day practice match ZCS, Abu Dhabi

11 November 1st ODI D/N ZCS, Abu Dhabi

13 November 2nd ODI D/N ZCS, Abu Dhabi

17 November 3rd ODI D/N Sharjah CC

20 November 4th ODI D/N Dubai Cricket Stadium

23 November T20 v UAE XI (f) ZCS, Abu Dhabi

26 November 1st IT20 (f) Dubai Cricket Stadium

27 November 2nd IT20 (f) Dubai Cricket Stadium

30 November 3rd IT20 (f) Sharjah CC

1 December England depart UAE