<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-root/">Joe Root</a> said on Thursday he wants his players to give it their all in the third Test with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> which gets underway this week as it could be their last for a while. <p></p> <p></p>England lead 1-0 and have to avoid defeat at the Ageas Bowl on Friday to seal what would be their first series win over Pakistan in 10 years. It would make it a perfect summer having beaten the West Indies 2-1 earlier in the season. <p></p> <p></p>England 's next scheduled Test series is in India in the new year but the coronavirus pandemic may make that impossible -- playing it in the United Arab Emirates could be a possibility. However, Root says the players should perform as if this is the last Test till next summer and "leave no stone unturned." <p></p> <p></p>"My message to the guys today was quite simple really," he said at his eve of match press conference. <p></p> <p></p>"We don't know when the next time is that we'll play Test cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"Let's make sure we leave no stones unturned and we give everything to each other and the badge going into this last game. <p></p> <p></p>"I fully expect everyone to give everything over the next five days and make sure we give ourselves the best chance of finishing the series 2-0." <p></p> <p></p>Root, who missed their only Test defeat of the summer in the first clash with the West Indies due to becoming a father, said even playing without spectators beat what he feared might happen at the beginning of the season. <p></p> <p></p>"We feel extremely lucky to have got the opportunity to play right now," said the 29-year-old. <p></p> <p></p>"At the start of the summer, we were dreading the thought of not seeing any international cricket." <p></p> <p></p>Root paid tribute to both the West Indies and Pakistan for agreeing to tour and having to live in a bubble to reduce the risk of them getting the virus. <p></p> <p></p>"Credit to both touring teams for coming over and giving us that opportunity to play, and to both boards," said Root. <p></p> <p></p>"It's been amazing to be a part of this experience. Hopefully we can have a great finish to it. <p></p> <p></p>"There's been some really exciting games and I think it's made for some entertaining viewing at times."