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The first Investec test match between Pakistan and England is going to take place in a few hours, with the latter hosting the game at Lords, London.

Tendulkar was quoted by ESPNCricinfo as saying, "The guys who have chose to penalise him have done that and he has served a sentence".

Amir's return to the home of cricket for his first Test since he was embroiled in the 2010 spot-fixing conspiracy at the same ground inevitably overshadowed the start of this four-match series. Amir was in his teenage, when he was accussed of committing the crime, under the influence of senior players Mohammed Asif and Salman Butt.

However the inclusion of Mohammad Amir, who was convicted of deliberately bowling no-balls in the Lord's Test in 2010, will overshadow the start of the series.

All three, along with sports agent Mazhar Majeed, received five-year bans from cricket and a jail term.

England (confirmed): Cook (captain), Hales, Root, Vince, Ballance, Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Woakes, Broad, Ball, Finn. I want him to take five wickets in this Test match to get his name back and to get his image back which has been spoilt.

The Pakistan team haven't played a Test match since before the World T20, and both of their warm-up matches have been drawn, although they put up some impressive performances.

Selection rows and fall-outs with previous Pakistan regimes mean that experienced batsman Misbah is now making his first Test tour of England at the advanced age of 42.

An initially sunny day at Lord's would have encouraged Misbah to bat first although the skies had clouded over a touch after he won the toss.

Ball trapped Azhar Ali (7) LBW with the tenth ball after lunch and Stuart Broad got Younis Khan (33) caught at midwicket to give the scorecard a decent look for England at tea, albeit with Misbah-ul-Haq.

Wahab Riaz will provide raw pace and Mohammad Amir swing bowling skills, while legspinner Yasir Shah will be seeking once again to prove he is the current generation's answer to Shane Warne.

They would also hold all the series trophies available to them against their current eight Test opponents.

The combative Riaz is looking to target Root, now promoted to No. 3 by England.

"Then they calmed down and now they are trying to get along with him".

"The only thing we know is that England is a good team in their home conditions".

As Amir is all set to make a return to Test cricket on the same venue after a gap of six years, many cricketers believe that the pacer would make a strong impact in the game.


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