London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that tough days are ahead for Andrew Strauss-led England as they face Pakistan and India in Test series next year.
England start the year with a three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and four in India at the end of 2012.
"India want a piece of England after what happened here last summer and Pakistan, who they play in January and February, will also be desperate to win, given the recent history between the two sides. There is bound to be a period when England's form dips. People will knock them then but we have to be realistic and accept they will not match those levels all the time," Vaughan wrote in his column in The Daily Telegraph.