Misbah set to finally realise Lord’s dream


Mohammad Amir may be the centre of attention in the build-up to the first Test against England at Lord’s, but Thursday’s (July 14) match is also a milestone for Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. 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. It was six years ago that Amir, new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and then-captain Salman Butt tarnished the reputation of Pakistan cricket with their involvement in a spot-fixing affair that saw the trio conspire to deliberately bowl no-balls during the 2010…

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