England have named an unchanged team as they bid for a series-clinching victory over Pakistan at the Oval, starting on Wednesday.
In a break with tradition, the south London venue is not holding the final Test of the summer this year, instead the four-match series concludes at Lord's next week.
Andrew Strauss' men hold a 2-0 lead after wins in bowler-friendly conditions at Trent Bridge and Edgbaston, extending their winning streak in the five-day format to six games since the innings loss to South Africa at Johannesburg in January.
The Oval remains one of the best batting wickets in the country and Strauss is aware his bowling attack are likely to have to work harder for their wickets.
"We've got every reason to be reasonably confident about things but we are also conscious that the conditions at the Oval are going to very different to the first two wickets we've played on," said the England captain.
"We need to be on our game and be able to sustain pressure for long periods of time to take wickets and, hopefully, make use of good batting conditions if we encounter them."
The one area of concern for England is the form of opener Alastair Cook, who has a highest score of 29 in his last four appearances.
But, with an Ashes tour on the horizon this winter, Strauss gave his full backing to the Essex batsman.
"He seems fine and is determined to show everyone what a good player he is," added Strauss.
"One batsman always seems to be under pressure one way or another and you have to react well to it.
"I've had a chat with him - he's got his head screwed on and one of his strengths has been scoring runs when perhaps he is not at his most fluent.
"I'm very, very confident that Cookie will come through this and he'll be part of our side going into the Ashes."
Pakistan have reacted to consecutive defeats by recalling experienced batsman Mohammad Yousuf to their squad.
Yousuf received a life ban from the Pakistan Cricket Board for his role in the infighting that marred his country's winless tour of Australia at the turn of the year.
The 35-year-old was captain on that trip but appears happy to slip back into the ranks under Salman Butt's leadership and will provide some much-needed experience of English conditions.
Yousuf scored 631 runs, including three centuries, on the 2006 tour and boasts an impressive career average of 53.07 from 88 Tests.
He appears certain to slot back in at number four, with either Azhar Ali or Shoaib Malik likely to drop out of the starting XI.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is set for a recall after Zulqarnain Haider, who impressed on debut at Edgbaston, was sidelined with a fractured finger.
Pakistan will also make at least one change to their bowling attack as Umar Gul is ruled out by a torn hamstring.
Pacemen Wahab Riaz and Tanvir Ahmed are both in contention for a Test debut.
Pakistan do not have happy recent memories of the Oval, their last visit four years ago ended in the first forfeited match in Test history.
The tourists were unhappy at being docked five penalty runs by umpires Billy Doctrove and Darrell Hair for suspected ball tampering on the fourth afternoon and, despite being in a strong position, refused to come out after tea.