After the third test defeat against India in Mohali, Punjab, English cricket team is flying to Dubai to unwind before returning back to India for the fourth Test, which begins on December 8.
England captain Alastair Cook says he is looking forward to the long break.
“The break comes at a very good time, obviously, after three back-to-back Test matches,” Cook told the reporters after the third test.
India, led by Virat Kohli, has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-Test series. The first test match was a draw.
Some members of the England squad have been on duty since September 30 when they landed in Bangladesh for the three one-day internationals and the test series.
“We have this week off and I think, most people going to Dubai,” said Cook. “Mentally it will be break from cricket. We will come back little bit more refreshed.”
Dubai is among the busiest tourist destinations in this part of the world. The Gulf resort city is famous for its lavish hotels, large malls, theme parks and sun-bathed beaches.
England will be playing their fourth test in the India’s financial capital, Mumbai and will be hoping to come back stronger after this refreshing break in Dubai.