Joe Root’s side will look to bounce back from a disappointing winter where they failed to win any of the seven Tests they played, losing five of them.
The Three Lions have rung the changes with Somerset spinner Dom Bess making his Test debut while Jos Buttler is recalled. Jonny Bairstow is set for a move up the batting order to five.
And Root can’t wait to see 20-year-old Bess in action.
“He’s full of confidence, he has a lot of energy and he’s very switched on,” Root said.
“I’ve been very impressed so far and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action.”
For Pakistan, they’ll be looking for their first Test series victory in England since 1996.
The tourists can take hope from the fact they drew 2-2 on their last visit in 2016.
And here’s how you can watch all the action of what should be an intriguing Test.
How to watch England vs Pakistan on TV
England vs Pakistan is live on Sky Sports in the UK.
It is being shown on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event.
The toss will be at 10.30am on Thursday with play starting at 11am on each day.
How to watch England vs Pakistan online
Sky’s coverage of the cricket means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
Sky Sports cricket schedule
Thursday May 24: Sky Sports Cricket (10:00), Sky Sports Main Event (10:00)
Friday May 25: Sky Sports Cricket (10:30), Sky Sports Main Event (10:30)
Saturday May 26: Sky Sports Cricket (10:00), Sky Sports Main Event (10:15)
Sunday May 27: Sky Sports Cricket (10:00), Sky Sports Main Event (10:00)
Monday May 28: Sky Sports Cricket (10:30), Sky Sports Main Event (10:30)
Source : EXPRESS