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Mohammad Amir hopes to seize another landmark in Taunton when Pakistan meet Australia in their World Cup match on Wednesday.
The group at the southwest county seat of Somerset sees Amir back where he returned to first-class cricket in England three years ago.
Amir was the rising star of world cricket when his career came to an impressive halt during the Lord's Test in 2010 after both he and ball partner Mohamed Asif were caught without balls by order of the then Pakistani captain Salman Butt as part of a newspaper bite operation.
The trio received five-year ban on cricket and prison.
In that same 2010 season, Amir produced a superb display of bowling swing by taking three to 20, when Pakistan dismissed Australia by just 88 on the first day of a "neutral" Headingley test.
Those skills remained intact when Amir scored his return in 2016 for the first-class game in England in 2016, with a total of three to 36 against Somerset in Taunton.
All three wickets – including that of England's former team player Marcus Trescothick – owe much to the final swing.
The years that passed were not easy for Amir, however, and he almost lost his first World Cup after taking only five wickets in 14 games before a recent one-day international series in England.
Amir did not play the first undone match against England and lost the last four games with chicken pox. England won the series 4-0.
But after being left out of Pakistan's preliminary World Cup squad, the 27-year-old has reached the top 15 finishers.
His World Cup debut was a rare highlight in Pakistan after falling to 105 against the West Indies, with Amir winning three for 26 in a seven-game loss at Trent Bridge.
He was in the wicket again in the Nottingham field, but this time in a winning cause, with two to 67, while Pakistan won surprisingly the favorites of the England tournament for 14 races last week.
But Pakistan's progress was checked by a full washout against Sri Lanka in Bristol.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (nd), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner , Adam Zampa.
Pakistan: Imam Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hasnain
With AFP tickets