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Stokes said it was "a very special time to be an England cricketer" but that the team need to keep their feet on the ground. "One thing we do is we stay in the moment," he said.
The all-rounder, 31, said playing three international formats -- Twenty20, 50-over ODIs and Tests -- was now "unsustainable."
Both Stokes and Potts have played in the Gulf Cup — one of the most prestigious and oldest cricketing tournaments in the itinerary of the UAE’s domestic cricket.
"We've been very lucky to be able to come out here to Abu Dhabi and use the facilities here before we head to Pakistan," said Stokes on the outskirts of the Tolerance Oval, which played host to a warm-up match between England and their England Lions counterparts.