England captain Michael Vaughan demanded an improvement from his team after they collapsed to a 2-0 defeat in the Test series in Pakistan, reports BBC.
After the one-day series later this month, England return home before playing three Tests in India in March.
"We have to learn lessons from this series," Vaughan said. "We play India in similar conditions and must learn from mistakes here and grow as a side.
"Pakistan played the better cricket than us over the three matches."
Vaughan admitted Shoaib Akhtar, the most successful bowler in the series with 17 wickets, was a key influence.
"He bowled with decent pace, his slower ball has been a huge threat throughout and whenever he's had the ball in the three matches he really has put our batsmen under a lot of pressure, with both the new ball and the old.
"Something we have to learn from is his variation with his pace, which has been a real threat to us.
"If we're honest we just haven't played good enough cricket to put Pakistan under enough pressure to win the series or even draw it.
"Their attack looked more threatening than ours, we tried everything we could but the ammunition we had just wasn't quite good enough for these style of wickets.
"We are quite a young team and we must learn from this, we've made quite a few mistakes, especially with the bat and we haven't applied ourselves in situations as well as we should.
"In India there will be flat wickets again, the spinners will come into play and the pace factor and reverse swing may come into it."
Having guided his players to six series victories, culminating in England's first Ashes success since 1986-87, Vaughan is well aware of the task ahead.
"You develop unity by winning and that only really gets tested when you lose a series, this will be a test of the England team to see whether we can bounce back, play well in the one-dayers and move on to what I thought was the toughest part of the winter in India.
"There have been a number of positives, our bowling attack looked threatening in that first game and Flintoff and Harmison were exceptional.